Status: Improving

  
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Improving

Most Recent Data:
18.3 prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 males (2019)

Target:
16.9 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
18.8 prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 males occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce the prostate cancer death rate

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. Death rates from prostate cancer are much higher in some groups than others. Research shows that closely monitoring prostate cancer is an effective way to reduce the prostate cancer death rate in men who are diagnosed early.

Topics:  Cancer, Men

Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup