What are the mortality rates of metastatic and advanced prostate cancer?

Updated: Dec 29, 2020
  • Author: Martha K Terris, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Since the early 1990s, prostate cancer death rates have been decreasing in men of all races and ethnicities. However, they remain more than twice as high in blacks as in any other group. [1] Prostate cancer tends to not only be more aggressive and progressive in black men, leading to advanced disease, but to also be of a higher grade at diagnosis. [4, 5] Death rates are also higher in men who have advanced-stage cancer, and men who are 75 to 84 years of age. [2]

The mortality rate associated with prostate cancer continues to increase in Europe and in countries such as Australia, Japan, and Russia.


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