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What are the survival rates for prostate cancer?

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For men with prostate can who haven't died of other causes, almost all who have local or regional prostate cancer will survive more than 5 years after diagnosis. And most prostate cancers are found when they're in this early stage. Many men with prostate cancer actually will live much longer than 5 years after a local or regional diagnosis: the relative 15-year survival rate is 96%, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Some men have more advanced prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis. Once prostate cancer has spread beyond the prostate (metastasis), about one-third will survive for 5 years after diagnosis.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Prostate Cancer Survival Rates."

National Cancer Institute.

Haas, G. 2007; vol 99: pp 1484-1487. Journal of the National Cancer Institute,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 20, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Prostate Cancer Survival Rates."

National Cancer Institute.

Haas, G. 2007; vol 99: pp 1484-1487. Journal of the National Cancer Institute,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 20, 2017

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