Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, according to the American Cancer Society. Despite this fact, more than 3 million men who experienced it are still alive today. In 2021, the ACS estimates 34,130 people will die from it. And though death is never a good outcome regardless of the number, the reality for most men who contract prostate cancer is that they'll survive.
As the American Society of Clinical Oncology identifies, the five-year survival rate for men with prostate cancer is an encouraging 98 percent, which is the same as the 10-year survival rate. Still, most men are unlikely to be aware they're developing prostate cancer until they're being screened for it.
"Today, most men are diagnosed with prostate cancer after detecting an elevated blood prostate-specific antigen (PSA) value or abnormal prostate exam," said