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Prostate Cancer

Jan 08, 2021 | Chemical Pathology

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among males in South Africa and occurs more often in men older than 50 years. Although the prevalence of prostate cancer is high, most men will not die from their prostate cancer due to the slow growth of the cancer (most are non-aggressive). According to the SA National Cancer Registry (2013), the average lifetime risk for developing prostate cancer is 5.6 %, or 1 in 18 for all males. Asian males have a 1:27 risk, black males a 1:29 risk, coloured males a 1:15 risk and white males a 1:9 risk; with the risk increasing with increasing age.

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