As we grow older, our risk of developing serious health issues, including cancer, also grows. For men, the risk of getting prostate cancer increases with age. Prostate cancer is rare in men under 40, and about 60% of cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older.
You ask the internet a lot of questions, and Roswell Park has some answers. James Mohler, MD, Professor of Oncology, and Chair of the NCCN Prostate Cancer Guideline Committee, and Eric Kauffman, MD, Assistant Professor of Oncology, sat down to answer some of the internet's most-searched-for questions related to prostate cancer.
Most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer face one of just a few options for their treatment plan: watchful waiting—having their physician monitor the level of their prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, to ensure it doesn’t rise incrementally—or curative therapy, usually surgery.