What do we mean by risk?
We know that in general about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. For black men, their risk is double (1 in 4).
This is a man’s lifetime risk of getting prostate cancer.
Lifetime risk means the risk that someone has of being diagnosed with the disease at some point during their life.
We know that people find lifetime risk a clear way of understanding their chances of getting a disease. So we decided to work out black men’s lifetime risk of getting prostate cancer.