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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Facts

  • Prostate Cancer is now the No.1 diagnosed cancer in Australian men and No. 2 in mortality.
  • Each year approximately 20,000 men are diagnosed, with approximately 3,300 succumbing to the disease. 
  • In Victoria prostate cancer is now the No.1 incidence of cancer in men across the age groups of 25 to 75+ years.
  • Approximately 4,257 men are diagnosed each year, which represents 14% of all cancers, and 27% of cancers in men.                
  • Approximately 729 men die each year, which represents 12% of cancer deaths in men.   
  • Prostate cancer is an age dependent disease, which means the chance of developing it increases with age.
  • It is estimated that by age 75, 1 in 7 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, whilst at age 85 this risk increases to 1 in 5 Australian men.
  • If detected early, prostate cancer has one of the highest 5 years survival rates after diagnosis (approximately 92%).



 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. PCFA are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners, families and the wider community.

PCFA do this by:

  • Promoting and funding world leading, innovative research into prostate cancer
  • Implementing awareness campaigns and education programs for the Australian Community, health professionals and Government
  • Supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer through evidence-based information and resources, support groups and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses

PCFA rely on the generosity of individuals, the community and partnerships, to carry out this essential work.

To find out more about the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia visit www.prostate.org.au