Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men and its incidence is rising internationally. Although intensively studied, little is known conclusively about its causes, with the exception of older age, African-American racial group, and family history of prostate cancer. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of prostate cancer. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental and host risk factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.
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