The chance of getting prostate cancer increases as you get older. One thing many patients worry about is whether they are too old to have surgery. At Roswell we follow national guidelines regarding treatment options based on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. According to those guidelines we calculate your life expectancy based on your age as well as your other medical conditions. Your life expectancy is compared to the aggressiveness of your prostate cancer to determine whether surgery may be right for you. As you can see by the below graph we have operated on a range of ages.