Prostate cancer: what you need to know

Prostate cancer: what you need to know

This information was originally posted in HealthHub: The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Health Blog.

Prostate cancer is the second most common and deadly cancer among American men, with nearly 29,000 dying from the disease each year. However, the five-year survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased from 67 percent to 99 percent in only the past 20 years.

Prostate cancer can be prevented through regular screenings and care, so having all the information you and your loved-one’s need is crucial for early diagnosis and survival.

Learn all you need to know about prostate cancer below:

Additional brighamandwomens.org resources:

Learn more about the BWH Division of Urology

Watch BWH surgeons perform bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer and robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

Listen to a prostate cancer podcast from Anthony D’Amico, MD, PhD, chief of genitourinary radiation oncology at BWH.

Take this prostate health quiz.

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