Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and more men die from prostate cancer, than women die from breast cancer. From a page on the Prostate Cancer UK website:
Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases as you get older. The average age for men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer is between 65 and 69 years. If you are under 50, your risk of getting prostate cancer is very low. Men under 50 can get it, but it isn’t common.
If you’re over 50 and you’re worried about your risk of prostate cancer, you might want to ask your GP about tests for prostate cancer. If you’re over 45 but have a higher risk of prostate cancer – because you have a family history of prostate cancer or you’re a black man – you might want to talk to your GP too.
I would urge men over 50 (45, if you’re a black man) to have annual PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood tests, on the NHS. My own latest results are here (I’ve been having tests since 2014, when I was 56). It’s a small thing to have done every year, to put your mind at rest.
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