Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in men in the United State and often begins without symptoms. In 2015, 220,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, and ~30,000 died from prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in every 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes, but a majority of men do not die from the disease. Prostate cancer can be slow-growing, such that many men die of other diseases before the prostate cancer causes problems. However, many prostate cancers are more aggressive and can spread outside the confines of the prostate gland, which can be deadly. The prostate cancer survival rate is greatly improved with early detection and personalized treatment.
For more information about prostate cancer treatment in Los Angeles and to make an appointment with a UCLA prostate cancer specialist, call (310) 794-7700.