Prostate Cancer - Prognosis

According to the American Cancer Society, the survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined increased from 67 percent in the late 1970s to 93 percent in the late 1990s. The main reason for this change is early detection. When tumors are still small, they can be removed successfully in almost all cases.

About 99 percent of all patients diagnosed with prostate cancer now live at least five years. More than 60 percent survive for ten years, and about 50 percent survive for fifteen years after diagnosis.

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