Prostate-related Statistics

Including prostate cancer, prostatitis and BPH.

  • Prostate cancer now accounts for 26% of all new cancers in UK males, making it the most common form of cancer in men.
  • Men of Afro-Caribbean descent are twice as likely to get prostate cancer ( 1 in 4 men) then white males (1 in 8 men).
  • For males in the UK, prostate cancer accounted for 13% of all cancer deaths in 2018 (11,900 deaths), making prostate cancer the second most common cause of cancer death for males in the UK. 
  • In 20% to 30% of cases, prostate cancer spreads to other locations in the body.
  • The incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, has been estimated to increase from 50% among men between the ages of 50 and 60 years, to 90% for men older than 80 years of age.
  • Some men experience a sudden onset of the inability to pass urine (known as acute retention). Studies have shown that acute retention affects between 1 and 2 per cent of men with BPH each year.
  • It is estimated that up to 3 million men in the UK have lower urinary tract symptoms associated with BPH.
  • Acute prostatitis affects one in every 10,000 UK men.

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