Prostate Cancer Survival
Your prostate cancer prognosis
depends on your age, size and stage of the tumor at diagnosis. However, compared to other cancers, the prognosis
of prostate cancer is not alarming. In most cases, the cancer remains localized in the prostate and has little
or no effect on general health or longevity.
is that the prostate cancer progresses slowly. In most cases, after diagnosis, the cancer grows slowly and remains confined to the prostate gland for 10 years or more. Thus,
many prostate cancer victims die with prostate cancer but not of prostate cancer
rates of prostate cancer vary from one race to another. The overall 5-year relative survival rate for 1999-2005
from 17 SEER (Surveillance Epidemiology and Ends Results) geographic areas was 99.7%. Five-year relative
survival rates by race were:
99.9% for white men;
96.5% for black men.
Prostate Cancer Prevention