Checking for Cancer to Feature 12 Top Mid-Atlantic Teams

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men other than skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be more than 175,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States this year.

About 28,000 men will die of this disease this year. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. This disease starts in the prostate, but if caught before it spreads it is highly treatable and curable. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.

About 8,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer, and about 390 men die of this disease each year. Testicular cancer occurs most often in men between the ages of 20 and 39, and is the most common form of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 34.

When found early, testicular cancer is very treatable and often curable. The good news is that the outlook for individuals diagnosed with prostate, colorectal or testicular cancer is better than ever, and the key to a positive prognosis is screening and early detection.

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2010-01-20



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