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Prognosis of Prostate Cancer

Life Expectancy and Survival Rates

Survival rate for Prostate Cancer: 56-65% survival rate for prostate cancer in the UK 2001 (National Statistics – UK Government Census, 2001) ...see also deaths and Prostate Cancer

5-year survival rate for Prostate Cancer: 82% of men aged 20-74 survive five years after diagnosis of prostate cancer in Australia 1992-97 (Cancer Survival in Australia, 1992-97, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Average life years lost from Prostate Cancer: 8.9 years (SEER)1 ...see also deaths and Prostate Cancer

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Prostate Cancer: 31,729 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Estimated mortality rate for Prostate Cancer from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 31,728 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 31,729 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001))
  • Incidence: 188,999 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 189,000 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); 168,665 new cases (NIDDK)
  • 16.8% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Prostate Cancer and Overview of Prostate Cancer.

Complications:

Complications of Prostate Cancer may include:

Complications of Prostate Cancer from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Prostate Cancer.

Prognosis of Prostate Cancer Discussion

In the early stages of prostate cancer, the disease stays in the prostate and is not life threatening. But without treatment, cancer can spread to other parts of the body and eventually cause death. Some 40,000 men die every year from prostate cancer that has spread. (Source: excerpt from Prostate Problems -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Survival Rate Statistics for Prostate Cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Prostate Cancer:

  • 15 in every 1,000 men die during the first 15 years after diagnosis of prostate cancer (The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol 291, 2004)
  • 44 in every 1,000 men die after the first 15 years following diagnosis of prostate cancer (The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol 291, 2004)
  • 24 months is the median survival for patients with advanced prostate cancer at time of diagnosis (Cancer, Vol 2, No. 8: 2211-2219, American Cancer Society)
  • 26 months is the median survival for patients with advanced prostate cancer who are still alive two years after diagnosis (Cancer, Vol 2, No. 8: 2211-2219, American Cancer Society)
  • 34 months is the median survival for patients with advanced prostate cancer who are still alive five years after diagnosis (Cancer, Vol 2, No. 8: 2211-2219, American Cancer Society)
  • 98% of white people survive 5 years for prostate cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 93% of African American people survive 5 years for prostate cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 98% survive 5 years for prostate cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 79.6% of people with prostate cancer survive after 5 years in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for men with prostate cancer is 79.6% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • more survival rate statistics...»

Death Statistics for Prostate Cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to Prostate Cancer:

  • 29,900 estimated deaths for prostate cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 29,900 estimated male deaths for prostate cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Each year prostate cancer caused 245 deaths per 100,000 population for men over 65 in the US 2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2000, NIDDK)
  • Each year prostate cancer caused 2 deaths per 100,000 population for men under 65 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2000, NIDDK)
  • Prostate cancer death rates for various sub-populations in the USA:
  • more death statistics...»

Prostate Cancer: Research More

About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Prostate Cancer usually refers to the likely outcome of Prostate Cancer. The prognosis of Prostate Cancer may include the duration of Prostate Cancer, chances of complications of Prostate Cancer, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Prostate Cancer, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Prostate Cancer. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.



Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
 

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