According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men - second only to skin cancer. The Cancer Society predicts that:
- Approximarly 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the US this year
- Approximately 29,480 people with die of prostate cancer
"Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer typically occurs in older men - 65 years of age or older. It is rarely seen in people under 40 years of age.
238,590 Americans were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013 and 29,720 died of the disease.
University of Michigan - Screening Advances. Resarchers at U-M were recently issued a patent on the detection of ETS gene fusions in prostate cancer in and effort to detect prostate cancer earlier. Testing is done via urine sampling. The real benefit of this testing is that it is significantly more reliable at predicting aggressive prostate cancer that is likley to grow. This test is now available to patients. For further information reach out to the University of Michigan at 800.862.7284.
Rochester Area Support Group. A prostate cancer support group is held the second Tuesday of each month in the 2nd floor classroom at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center - 1101 University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307