Prostate cancer preventability statistics
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK.
Prostate cancer incidence
In 2013, 47,189 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Of these, about 20% were advanced prostate cancer. This type of cancer does not affect women, as they do not have a prostate.
Prostate cancer mortality
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men in the UK. In 2013, 10,870 men died of prostate cancer.
Scientists estimate the following proportion of advanced prostate cancer cases could be prevented in the UK through healthy changes:
|Lifestyle factor||Increase or decrease risk?||Approximate % preventable|