Prostate Cancer is Very Curable When Detected Early.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates 164,690 new cases and 29,430 deaths from prostate cancer in 2018.
Risk Factors: men 65 or older, race - black men are at higher risk, family history
Primary Screening: PSA blood tests. 86% accurate in identifying prostate cancer, but have a high false positive rate of 37%. False positives can lead to anxiety and unnecessary additional testing and expense.
Survival Rates: Stages I, II, III, IIIB, IVA - nearly 100%, Stage IVB - 29%