What is the Life Expectancy of Prostate Cancer?

What is the life expectancy of prostate cancer?

178417907After the shock of a prostate cancer diagnosis, many men wonder about life expectancy. “Will I survive?” is a common question.

The good news is that when prostate cancer is caught early, it is a very survivable disease. That’s why early screening and detection is so important. We can’t say it enough.

Prostate cancer is treatable. The five-year survival rate from men with prostate cancer is 99% in the United States.

For more, watch Dr. Roscoe Nelson in this video.

Roscoe Nelson MD:  Prostate cancer is a very survivable cancer.  The five-year survival rate from men with prostate cancer is 99% in the United States.  That numbers has improved since we started checking and findings the cancer earlier.  This is a cancer that is treatable.  This is a cancer that sometimes we just need to watch some of them are not that aggressive, but the more aggressive cancers we need to be very careful with treat aggressively and follow carefully.  The survivability is very good, if you are following it up with your doctor, your urologist, your oncologist, and making sure that you are taking care of yourself.

Roscoe Nelson
Dr. Roscoe Nelson is certified by the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed his residency at the University of California, Davis and his doctorate of medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Nelson is nationally recognized and ranked among the nation’s and Arizona’s top physicians and has won numerous awards including the 2008 through 2012 Patients’ Choice Award.


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