Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men. Only skin cancer is more common. One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. One in six African American men will be diagnosed.
About prostate cancer
Like all cancers, prostate cancer occurs when cells within the gland multiply in an uncontrolled way. When prostate cancer is caught at an early stage, there are many more treatment options available to patients.
Patients and family members can be affected for years by prostate cancer and its treatment. The good news is that thanks to major advancements in the management of prostate cancer, the cure rate is very high when the disease is diagnosed and treated at an early stage.
Other members of the prostate cancer team include medical and radiation oncologists — cancer specialists — who also provide treatment, as well as our Prostate Cancer Patient Navigator. This nurse navigator is there every step of the way, to help assure that the process goes as smoothly as possible and to answer any questions you and your family may have.