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In 2008, there will be an estimated 28,660 deaths from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2008. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2008. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/2008cafffinalsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2008
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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