“Prostate Cancer Problems”
As regards prostate cancer, in the United States there were about 240,000 new cases and 28,000 deaths from the disease in 2012. According to the American Cancer Society, one in six American men get prostate cancer at some point in their life. Since some of the tumors may never become deadly, there is debate over the best way to treat them. Between 25 and 35 percent of men aged between 30 and 49 years of age will have cancer observable in their prostate at autopsy if they die for some other reason. Some 30 percent of all men in their 50s will also have cancer observable in their prostate at autopsy and as many as 70 percent of all men in their 80s will have cancer in their prostate at autopsy. Sadly, both surgery and radiation therapy are plagued with post-treatment problems.