How Common Is Recurrence of Prostate Cancer?
We get this question a lot – in fact it’s the most popular blog post on our website.
So, here’s one answer:
“Nearly 100% of men with prostate cancer can expect to live at least five years after the initial diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society, 91% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer survive at least 10 years and 76% survive 15 years. Since many men who get prostate cancer are already elderly, they are more likely to die from other causes than the cancer.
More than 90% of the time prostate cancer is discovered while it is either confined to the prostate gland or has spread beyond the prostate only to a small degree, referred to as regional spread.
Among the less than 10% of men whose prostate cancers have already spread to distant parts of the body at the time of diagnosis, about 31% are expected to survive at least five years.”
Read the full article on WebMD
But, What can You do to Increase Your chances?
I’ll be talking about that in my next post.