Before you read these prostate cancer statistics, remember that every man is different and every case is different.
While these statistics include prostate cancer survival rates, they are not absolutes. Also ask your physicians for his/her individual statistics as these are based on the national average from men with prostate cancer in the United States.
Relative survival rates (for men with all stages of prostate cancer)
According to the American Cancer Society, relative survival assumes that some men will die of other causes and compares the observed survival of men with prostate cancer with the expected rate of survival in men without prostate cancer.
The good news for men with prostate cancer:
Relative survival rates by stage
The 5-year relative survival rate refers to the percentage of men who live at least 5 years after their cancer is first diagnosed. These rates are based on men who were diagnosed and first treated for prostate cancer more than 5 years ago.
It is important to note that these numbers are based on results from large numbers of men who had prostate cancer.
Every man is different and these numbers are not predictive of what will happen with your loved one.
Source: American Cancer Society
Back to Disease 101
Discuss information from this website with a medical professional