The latest statistics associated with the Prostate Cancer Institute suggests that there is a much greater awareness of prostate cancer in the community. As we move closer to the baby boomer era, there will certainly be a rise in the number of prostate cancer sufferers.

The Cancer Institute of NSW stated that prostate cancer made up 14% of new cancer cases detected in NSW in 2003 – a total of 4637. By 2011, the incidence of new cases is expected to be 5942, with prostate cancer the most common form of all cancers.

The attached graph displays the number of new patients with prostate cancer under and over the age of 60.

For the latest statistics on prostate cancer, please visit the Cancer Institute NSW's website here", with a link to :