COURIER L 22 IFE, SEPT. 11-17, 2020
Did you know?
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer across the globe.
According to the World Cancer Research Fund, age is a considerable risk factor
for prostate cancer. The WCRF reports that 97 percent of all prostate cancers
in the United States are diagnosed in men who are 50 or older. Incidence rates
vary signifi cantly depending on geography. For example, rates are highest in
Australia, New Zealand, northern and western Europe, and North America.
But the WCRF notes that the variation in incidence rates can likely be traced
to differences in screening practices.
That might explain why the fi ve- and 10-year survival rates are high in Europe
and North America, where prostate cancer screenings are more openly discussed,
but lower in some Asian and African countries, where screening is not as
readily available as it is elsewhere.
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