An update on the age distribution of prostate cancer
The median age keeps slipping downward. Recent SEER statistics show the median age at diagnosis is 66. When I started checking these age-related statistics the median age was 68.
Still, 0.0% are diagnosed under the age of 35. This is not, despite the occasional outlier, a young man's disease. At the time of my diagnosis (age 43) I was in a rarefied group. Only 0.6% of patients are diagnosed between 35 and 44.
The median age at death is 80. That has not changed.