Prostate Cancer is relatively common in older men.
The Journal of The American Medical Association reports on approximately 2700 patients treated with extensive surgery for early cancer of the prostate.
They found good survival rates.
For example, the patients whose tumors had a slow growing appearance under the microscope had a ten year survival rate of 94%.
Even the men whose tumors had the most malignant microscopic appearance had a ten year survival rate of 77%.
This is good news for patients with this condition.
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