No, Prostate Cancer is Not the ‘Good Cancer’

No, Prostate Cancer is Not the ‘Good Cancer’
Living & Loving with Prostate Cancer It won't take too long in your journey with prostate cancer before you'll hear someone say, "You have the good cancer." I understand the person saying that means well. There's some basis in survival rates to think that prostate cancer is the "good cancer." The five-year survival rate for most men with local or regional prostate cancer is almost 100 percent. Ninety-eight percent are alive after 10 years, and 96 percent live for at least 15 years. For men whose cancer is confined to their prostate, those survival rates are good news, but there are many sides to living with prostate cancer. According to Cancer.net, for men diagnosed with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the five-year survival rate is 29 percent. Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. Ask a widow or a family member who lost their dad or son to prostate cancer if they think prostate cancer is "the good cancer." A large percentage of men who choose to treat their cancer aggressively face lifelong quality-of-life issues such as the loss of urinary control,
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