Facts and Disparities
1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. For 2023, there will be an estimated 288,300 new cases of prostate cancer and 34,700 deaths due to prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is more likely to develop in Black men. Black men are 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and are 2.1 times more likely to die from prostate cancer than white men.
For Black men, prostate cancer is number one in new diagnoses with an estimated 41,600 new cases in 2022 (accounts for 37% of all new cancers in Black men). Also, there were an estimated 6,040 deaths from prostate cancers.
Black men are more likely to be diagnosed at more advanced stages of the disease.