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Is there a cure for prostate cancer?

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Cancer that has spread beyond the prostate (such as to the bones, lymph nodes, and lungs) is not curable, but it may be controlled for many years. Because of the many advances in available treatments, most men whose prostate cancer becomes widespread can expect to live five years or more. Some men with advanced prostate cancer live a normal life and die of another cause, such as heart disease.

SOURCES: 

Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Library of Medicine. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition. 

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

SOURCES: 

Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Library of Medicine. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition. 

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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