Understanding the Basics of Prostate Cancer


A diagnosis of prostate cancer can take you and your loved ones by surprise. You might feel like your whole world has been turned upside down. You’re not alone. In fact, current estimates show that nearly 218,000 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in 2010.1

Thanks to ongoing research and advances in treatment, the 5-year survival rate for all men diagnosed with prostate cancer is nearly 100%. That's a big reason why you should stay positive and take an active role in your treatment.1

Just keep in mind that every man is unique, and rates can vary depending on the stage. Statistics can’t predict exactly what will happen in your case. Talk with your cancer treatment team if you have questions about your own condition.

Once you have had time to process your prostate cancer diagnosis, it's time to take charge of your situation. Prostate.com features valuable information to help you do just that.

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