This is right from the American Cancer Society, am I still missing something here on this thread, they are still expecting 28,660 American men will die of prostate cancer this year alone (2009). Still the 2nd leading cause of cancer death for men after lung cancer. If widespread testing and men being treated that have PC dx keeps bringing this terrible number down, then so be it in my opinion.
Overview: Prostate Cancer
How Many Men Get Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin
cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about
186,320 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States in 2008. about
28,660 men will die of this disease this year. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Lung cancer is the first. One man in 6 will get prostate cancer during his lifetime, and 1 man in 35 will die of this disease. More than 2 million men in the United States who have had prostate cancer at some point are still alive today. The death rate for prostate cancer is going down, and the disease is being found earlier as well.
Last Medical Review: 09/26/2008
Last Revised: 01/22/2009