Prostate Cancer

Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer (other than skin cancer) among men in the United States. Each year, approximately 186,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In order to reduce these numbers, researchers continue to explore new approaches to prostate cancer prevention. Work is also underway to refine tests used for the early detection of prostate cancer. Advances in surgery, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy have all contributed to improved prostate cancer survival. Currently, there are more than 2 million prostate cancer survivors living in the United States. Understanding prostate cancer treatment options, the role of different doctors specializing in the treatment of prostate cancer, and how and when to access new and innovative prostate cancer treatment options available through clinical trials is essential in order to achieve the best outcome from prostate cancer treatment. The Cancer Consultants Prostate Cancer Information Center has been designed to help patients understand options for prostate cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment, while providing ongoing information, inspiration, support, and community to individuals affected by a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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