Prostate Cancer Facts and Statistics Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American men after skin cancers. Learning more facts may help you better understand the disease and share information with others. After skin cancers, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American men. However, rates of prostate cancer vary among different groups of people.All men are at risk of developing prostate cancer but that risk increases significantly as men grow older. Other risk factors include family history, exposure to chemicals, and race. Unfortunately, Black men have a higher risk for developing prostate cancer and dying of the disease. Learn more about prostate cancer risk.General prostate cancer facts for the U.S.288,300 new cases of prostate cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2023A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2 minutes1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetimeProstate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men34,700 men are expected to die from prostate cancer in 2023A man dies from prostate cancer every 15 minutesToday, there are more than 3.1 million prostate cancer survivorsThe relative 5-year survival rate for prostate cancer diagnosed in its earliest stages is nearly 100%The 5-year survival rate for advanced or metastatic prostate cancer drops to 32%Prostate cancer facts for the Black/African American communityBlack men are 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white menBlack men are 2.1 times more likely to die from prostate cancer than white men1 in 6 Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetimeYou can learn more about how prostate cancer disproportionately affects Black and African American men by visiting our Achieving health equity in prostate cancer section.Prostate cancer facts for the Hispanic/Latino community1 in 9 Hispanic men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetimeProstate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic/Latino men in the U.S.Hispanic men are less likely to be diagnosed with and die from prostate cancer than non-Hispanic white men and non-Hispanic Black menHowever, prostate cancer mortality rates among men in Puerto Rico are 40% higher than those in non-Hispanic white menFor more information on prostate cancer in Hispanic men, read this blog from the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Educational materials For more prostate cancer facts and information, view these resources. Prostate cancer fact sheet Prostate cancer fact sheet in Spanish Prostate cancer by the numbers infographic Black men and prostate cancer by the numbers infographic All of ZERO's educational and program materials We offer additional materials including patient and caregiver guides, treatment specific information, and more. Request printed educational materials We offer a few educational materials that can be printed and shipped to you. Request here.