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The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 186,320 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008.
Fortunately, the survival rate is very high when prostate cancer is detected early. Over the last two decades the survival rate has increased dramatically, from 67 percent to 92 percent due to improvements in diagnostic and treatment methods.
Prostate cancer tends to grow slowly, and it is easiest to treat if it is found while it is still localized.
According to the American Cancer Society 68 percent of men with prostate cancer that has not spread will survive beyond ten years and 52 percent will survive beyond fifteen years.