Prostate cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in men in Hong Kong. In 2016 alone, there were 1,912 new cases diagnosed and 410 fatalities reported from this condition. In China, the annual incidence of prostate cancer is as high as 50,000.
Your chances of developing prostate cancer increases with age. In fact, more than a third of men over the age of 50 have some quantity of cancer cells in their prostate. Cancer cells can be found in the prostates of most men who are over the age of 80.
As the life expectancy of the general population increases, the prevalence of prostate cancer is also expected to rise proportionally.