Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Are on the Rise, Following Years Of Decline

Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Are on the Rise, Following Years Of Decline

It has been reported the fact that advanced prostate cancer is now on the rise following more years of decline. Check out the following important reports about the matter below.

Advanced prostate cancer cases are on the rise following important decline

It has been reported the fact that U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was recently diagnosed and is being treated for prostate cancer.

He is one of the nearly 290,000 American men who will be diagnosed with the condition this year.

It has also been revealed the fact that almost all types of cancer have become less deadly over the last 30 years, with one notable exception: advanced-stage prostate cancer, according to a recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS).
“We have had more men diagnosed with more advanced prostate cancer over the last decade,” Dr. Sam S. Chang, the Chief Surgical Officer at the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, told The Epoch Times in an email.

“The good news, many men with prostate cancer can be monitored safely and never require treatment.”

It has been also revealed the fact that one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer—which is the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the U.S. after lung cancer—in their lifetime, according to ACS.

On the other hand, it is also worth noting the fact that this type of cancer has one of the highest survival rates.

“The 5-year relative survival rate, which refers to the percentage of people with a prostate cancer who will still be alive five years after diagnosis, compared to people without that cancer, is over 90 percent,” according to reports.
According to the same important data, we are seeing advanced prostate cancer rates, after declining for decades, rising again.

Overall, prostate cancer rates grew 3% annually between 2014-2019, per the ACS report.

We also have to mention the fact that advanced cases have increased 4-5 percent yearly since 2011, likely due to decreased screenings, according to Dr. Chan.
“The American Urology Association (AUA) guidelines recommend screening people for prostate cancer through bloodwork, which is obtained with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test,” Dr. Adnan Dervishi, a urologist with Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital specializing in urologic cancers, told The Epoch Times. Elevated PSA levels can be an indicator of potential prostate cancer. A “biopsy is needed to look at specimens under a microscope to get an accurate diagnosis,” he added.

We suggest that you check out more details about the important matter in the notes revealed by NIH. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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