Silver Book Fact

Age is the greatest risk factor for prostate cancer with more than 65% of all cases diagnosed in men age 65 and older.

Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Page. http://www.prostatecancerfoundation.org

Reference

Title
Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Page
Authors
Prostate Cancer Foundation
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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