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Prostate cancer patients can avoid treatment, a 10-year study shows
 

Prostate cancer patients can avoid treatment, a 10-year study shows

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Men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer can opt for active monitoring rather than surgery or radiation, without cutting their lives short, according to new joint studies.
 
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7 Nov 2016 - General
 
According to statistics, approximately 12.9 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during their lifetime. In 2013, there were an estimated 2,850,139 men living with prostate cancer in the United States. The 5 years survival rates are estimated to be around 98.9%.
Relative survival statistics compare the survival of patients diagnosed with cancer with the survival of people in the general population who are the same age, race, and sex and who have not been diagn...
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