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Incidence

Prostate cancer has an alarmingly high incidence rate. The incidence rate is the number of men out of the general population who will be diagnosed with a given disease. The average American man has a 16% chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. 1 The incidence rate is 60% higher in African American men, due to both biological and sociological factors. 2

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  1. Gaston, Kris E. "Racial Differences in Prostate Cancer." North Carolina Medical Journal 67(2006): 130-135.

  2. Mokry B, Risser D, Williams MA, Weiss NS (eds.). "Prostate Cancer in Texas 2006." Austin, TX: Department of State Health Services, December 2006.

        
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