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Is Prostate Cancer Fatal

Prostate Cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. However, this type can be detected early and treated well. In 90% of the cases, prostate cancer can be detected in the early stage by opting for simple diagnostic tests such as a Prostate Specific Antigen Test (PSA Test). Nearly 100% of men diagnosed and treated at this stage will be disease-free after five years. However, prostate cancer is still a deadly disease.

Prostate Cancer Survival Rates:

According to the most recent updates, Which included  all stages of prostate cancer, the following is the reported survival rate:

  • The 5-year relative survival rate is 99%
  • The 10-year relative survival rate is 98%
  • The 15-year relative survival rate is 96%

The highest number of patients who stay cancer free for five years or longer, the higher the curability of that particular disease.

Prostate cancer has one of the highest curability rates of all types of cancer. When the cancer is detected in the early local or regional stages,  that is before cancer has spread or when it has only spread to limited areas in the pelvic regions, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 per cent.

Prostate Cancer Staging

The stage of a patient’s cancer is a primary factor in determining both prognosis and treatment.

  • T Stages: T1 indicates that a tumour can only be detected via imaging or biopsy, while T4 indicates cancer that has spread to local tissue.
  • N Stages: Rated X, 0, and 1. An X rating means that the lymph nodes weren’t examined, 0 means cancer has not spread, and 1 indicates cancer in the nearby lymph nodes.
  • M Stages: Rate M0, M1a, M1b, M1c. M0 indicates that cancer has not spread beyond the regional lymph nodes.