There are many organisations working hard to collect and publish the latest facts and figures pertaining to Prostate Cancer research, diagnostics and treatment. Here you will find some undisputed facts and links to commonly used online resources.
Facts about Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
- 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. (American Cancer Society)
- The estimated over-diagnosis using PSA for population screening in the USA is 23-29% Caucasian and 35-44% African American. (American Cancer Society)
- Only 40% of patients with a PSA level of 4-10 ng/mL will prove to have cancer. (www.prostate.com.au)
- Furthermore, 20% of patients with a PSA of less than 4 ng/mL will prove to have prostate cancer. (www.prostate.com.au)
- Significantly more men get biopsied (approximately 4-5 times) than men who have prostate cancer. (www.urologicalcancercentre.com.au)
- The average cost of a PSA screening is estimated to range from 70 to 400 dollars. (www.bcbst.com)
- Over detection is related to 39% (~$1,170,000,000) of total PSA screening costs in US. (British Journal of Cancer)
- A national survey by PCFA in 2002 showed that while 78% of women felt well informed about breast cancer - only 52% of men felt informed about prostate cancer. (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. Dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners, families and the wider community.
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