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Effectiveness of Observation for Localized Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the
commonest cause of death among men above 75 years of age. Prostate gland is
present around the urethra and carries urine out of the body. It constitutes ...Read More

Posted on : Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:57 PM
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Prostate cancer is certainly NOT the commonest cause of death among men over 75 years of age. According to JNCI J Natl Cancer INst 2002;94;799-804 among men over 75 prostate cancer causes a much smaller number.If you are 75 you have a 4 1/2 percent chance of dying from prostate cancer in the next ten years. You have a 36% chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke combined. You have a 49% chance of dying from anything in the next ten years. It is true than men over 75 have a 75 % chance of HAVING prostate cancer at age 75 but most of these men with be asymptomatic from  it.
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