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If I get prostate cancer, will I die of the disease?

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Many men with prostate cancer are likely to live to an old age or die of some other cause.  

From: Myths and Facts About This Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What Are the Key Statistics About Prostate Cancer?"

American Cancer Society: "What Are the Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer?"

American Urological Association: "Early Detection of Prostate Cancer: AUA Guideline."

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Active Surveillance."

CDC: "Prostate Cancer Risk Factors."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Prostate Cancer Treatment."

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Screening Guidelines: Prostate Cancer."

Michigan Cancer Consortium: "Managing Symptoms After Prostate Cancer: Sexual Side Effects."

Urology Care Foundation: "Prostate Cancer: Surgical Management."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What Are the Key Statistics About Prostate Cancer?"

American Cancer Society: "What Are the Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer?"

American Urological Association: "Early Detection of Prostate Cancer: AUA Guideline."

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Active Surveillance."

CDC: "Prostate Cancer Risk Factors."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Prostate Cancer Treatment."

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Screening Guidelines: Prostate Cancer."

Michigan Cancer Consortium: "Managing Symptoms After Prostate Cancer: Sexual Side Effects."

Urology Care Foundation: "Prostate Cancer: Surgical Management."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

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