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Incidence of prostate cancer

Statistics show that the incidence of prostate cancer has grown in average 2,5 times more in the past 20 years worldwide. Hence, the mortalities related to this disease have grown proportionally The data obtained from the Medical Statistics Center of the Romanian Ministry of Health, indicate that the angle of incidence of prostate cancer grew progressively, reaching in 1996 the value of 14,8 cases at 1000 people, compared to 8,2 cases in 1982. In 1998 prostate cancer was on the 6th place when it comes to malignant diseases generally and on the 3rd place in masculine sex neoplasm , being preceded only by lung cancer and gastric cancer. Today prostate cancer is on second place The angle of incidence of prostate cancer increases exponentially with age, the peak of this incidence has been observed at between 50 and 80 years old. Lately the statistics show that this disease is diagnosed with an increasing incidence at younger men.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 07 September 2010 20:47)