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The estimated rate of overdiagnosis of prostate cancer was in agreement with estimates using other methods. The excess lifetime risk of prostate cancer in 2012 (adjusted for changing competing mortality) was 8.2%, corresponding to 41% of prostate cancers being overdiagnosed.

What is prostate cancer? Find the latest prostate cancer data including incidence, mortality and survival in NSW.

Tony Maxwell is helping to change the lives of men with prostate cancer, all while living with his own disease.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in NSW men, but statewide collaboration is leading to better outcomes.

Risk of suicide is higher for NSW men diagnosed with prostate cancer than the general age matched male population. Additional psychological support should be offered to vulnerable or lonely men and those with pre-existing depression or suicidal ideation.

The risk of prostate cancer was increased following a diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma. This raises the potential for future prostate cancer risk to be discussed when men are diagnosed with cutaneous melanoma.

Factors strongly associated with having a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test to detect prostate cancer included: having greater than 27 general practitioner consultations, benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment and being aged between 60 and 69 years.

Tens of thousands of men with prostate cancer will benefit from significantly improved treatment, part of a $12 million grants announcement from the Cancer Institute NSW.