(WTNH)-September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. According to the American Cancer Society, other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.
2017 Estimates for Prostate Cancer:
- About 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer
- About 26,730 deaths from prostate cancer
- About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
- Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66.
- Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer and colorectal cancer. About 1 man in 39 will die of prostate cancer.
Dr. Joseph Wagner, Urologic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Director of Robotic Surgery, Hartford Hospital discussed the symptoms and options for treatment.