Prostate cancer in younger and older men

Published: May, 2006

Most malignancies become progressively more common as people age. For prostate cancer, the trend is particularly striking. The estimates of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force demonstrate the effect of age on a man's risk:

Age group

Prostate cancer risk

50–59

10%–42%

60–69

17%–38%

70–79

25%–66%

80 and over

up to 90%

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