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    Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among men in this country. Only skin cancer is more common. Out of every three men who are diagnosed with cancer each year, one is diagnosed with prostate cancer.

    Scientists are studying prostate cancer to find out more about its causes. And they are looking for better ways to treat it.

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    If you're thinking about alternative therapy for prostate cancer, learn about the types available. Remember, talk to your doctor if you are considering using an alternative treatment. This link will take you to the National Cancer Institute's web site. Thinking About Alternative Treatment for Prostate Cancer?

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    NCI provides information about cancer, including the publications mentioned in this booklet. You can order these materials by telephone or on the Internet. You can also read them online and print your own copy.

    • Telephone (1-800-4-CANCER): Information Specialists at NCI's Cancer Information Service can answer your questions about cancer. They also can send you NCI booklets, fact sheets, and other materials.
    • Internet ( You can use NCI's Web site to find a wide range of up-to-date information. For example, you can find many NCI booklets and fact sheets at People in the United States and its territories may use this Web site to order printed copies. This Web site also explains how people outside the United States can mail or fax their requests for NCI booklets.

      You can ask questions online and get help right away from Information Specialists through LiveHelp at

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Reviewed on April 23, 2002
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