Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis and the third leading cause of cancer death in American men. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 191,930 men will be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020. It is also estimated that there will be 33,330 prostate cancer related deaths this year alone.
Did you know that 1 in 9 American men will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer in their lifetime? Although prostate cancer is very common, it is slow growing, meaning most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will not die from it.
Finding prostate cancer at an early stage offers the greatest chance of living cancer free or reducing treatment. It is estimated by Zero Cancer that the 5-year survival rate for all men with prostate cancer is approximately 100%, and the 10-year survival rate is 98%. To find more information on early detection methods such as the PSA test, digital rectal exam, and prostate biopsy click here.