Prostate Cancer

by Miguel Morales

who gets prostate cancer?

Men who eat a lot of red meat or high-fat dairy products seem to have a greater chance of getting prostate cancer. Some studies have found that obese (very overweight) men may be at greater risk for having more advanced prostate cancer and of dying from prostate cancer. As you get older you have a more likely chance. If your family has had prostate cancer you have a better chance to get it.
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How is prostate cancer treated?

Depending on the situation, the treatment options for men with prostate cancer might include:

Expectant management (watchful waiting) or active surveillance

Surgery

Radiation therapy

Cryosurgery (cryotherapy)

Hormone therapy

Chemotherapy

Vaccine treatment

Bone-directed treatment

Whats the survival rate?

  • The relative 5-year survival rate is almost 100%
  • The relative 10-year survival rate is 99%
  • The 15-year relative survival rate is 94%