Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men in the United States. In fact, an estimated one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime and the likelihood of being diagnosed increases with age. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed, and more than 29,000 men will die of the disease this year.
But does that mean your localized prostate cancer will require treatment? Odds are – no.