Prostate Cancer: The Basics
What if we told you that 13 percent of Americans with a prostate will develop prostate cancer? Not enough to get your attention? OK, what if we changed that to 1 in 8? That's right. One. In. Eight. Prostate cancer is the second most common male cancer, behind only skin cancer.
Wow, downer. OK, what if we then told you that the five-year relative survival rate for prostate cancer is 98 percent? We're in good graces again, right? And the prospects are getting even better, with earlier detection, less invasive testing and treatment, and genetic testing.
To keep prostate cancer top of mind, September has been named Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and we want to be part of the educational mission. Each week during September, we are going to reveal a quiz loaded with information to help men stay aware. Join us as we explore Risk Factors, Prevention, Symptoms, Testing & Treatment, and Life After.
Don't worry, we're not going to grade you. We simply want you to know as much as you can about a disease that is likely to touch you, either directly or peripherally. Come back every Wednesday this month for more.