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Prostate Cancer

man in officeProstate cancer is the most common type for U.S. males, and the third most common cause of cancer deaths among men. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 192,280 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. during 2009. In fact, one in six men will eventually develop prostate cancer. When detected early, however, men have a nearly 100 percent prostate cancer five-year survival rate.

Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer may be treated by one or a combination of five treatment approaches:

Treatment selection is based on patient choice, overall health and the degree of disease development.

Additional Resources

For further information on prostate cancer, McKay Urology recommends the following resources:

Prostate And Cancer: A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment And Survival by Sheldon Marks, MD

Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer by Patrick Walsh, MD and Janet Farrar Worthington

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