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What is the prevalence of prostate cancer in teens?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Very Rare

Prostate cancer is the disease of elderly.

In brief: Very Rare

Prostate cancer is the disease of elderly.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Uncommon

Never met a patient like this, although we don't usually check on them, either. However, i've never met someone who died of prostate cancer this young.

In brief: Uncommon

Never met a patient like this, although we don't usually check on them, either. However, i've never met someone who died of prostate cancer this young.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very very rare

Primary cancer of the prostate is rarely ever diagnosed in anyone under the age of forty.
While we do not screen these patients I have never read of a case of adenocarcinoma of the prostate in the teenage population.

In brief: Very very rare

Primary cancer of the prostate is rarely ever diagnosed in anyone under the age of forty.
While we do not screen these patients I have never read of a case of adenocarcinoma of the prostate in the teenage population.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Prostate cancer has one of the strongest relationships between age and any human malignancy. In data from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program, 0.0% were diagnosed under age 34; 0.6% between 35 and 44; 9.5% between 45 and 54; 31.6% between 55 and 64; 35.5% between 65 and 74; 18.6% between 75 and 84; and 4.1% 85+ years of age.
2 doctors agree

In brief: Extremely rare

Prostate cancer that is caused by adenocarcinoma (the most common variant in adults) is not a disease of males in their teens but usually affects men over the age of 40.
Only vary rare tumors that may arise from the prostate including rhabdomyosarcoma can be found teens.

In brief: Extremely rare

Prostate cancer that is caused by adenocarcinoma (the most common variant in adults) is not a disease of males in their teens but usually affects men over the age of 40.
Only vary rare tumors that may arise from the prostate including rhabdomyosarcoma can be found teens.
Dr. Matthew Thom
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