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Prostate Cancer


How common is prostate cancer?

The 2013 estimates for prostate cancer are 238,590 cases diagnosed, so 1 in 6 men have a chance of getting prostate cancer. The death estimate is 29, 720 men from prostate cancer, which works out to about 1 in 36 men dying from the disease. 

What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Many times there are no symptoms with prostate cancer until the disease has spread outside the prostate
Symptoms of the disease include

How do you diagnose prostate cancer?

Diagnosis is done through:

If either of those two tests are seen to be abnormal, further testing is then warranted (ex. Prostate biopsy).

How do you manage prostate cancer?

Management of prostate cancer is decided on after extensive discussion with a urologist. Options for management include: watchful waiting (doing nothing), Active surveillance (close follow up with intervention when needed), and Active intervention (surgery, radiation, systemic therapy)

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