Consider these statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS):
- More than 90 percent of all prostate cancers are discovered while they are either localized (confined to the prostate) or regional (nearby). The five-year survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate tumors discovered at these stages is nearly 100 percent.
- In the past 25 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages combined has increased from 68 to nearly 100 percent.
- More than 2.5 million American men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.
- For 2014, the ACS estimates 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S.
- Year 2014 estimates also include 29,480 deaths occurring from prostate cancer in the U.S. alone, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in men.
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