September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which means now is the perfect time to learn more about prostate cancer, and share this important information with the men in your life.
Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in American men. About one out of six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. While a prostate cancer diagnosis is serious and shouldn’t be ignored, fortunately most men diagnosed with prostate cancer make a full recovery and return to their normal lives after treatment.
Also, men with prostate cancer have a very positive prognosis. According
to the American Cancer Society, the 10-year survival rate for prostate
cancer diagnosed at an early stage is 98 percent. Even for men with
advanced-stage prostate cancers that haven’t spread to distant parts of
the body, the five-year survival rate is still close to 100 percent.