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This is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

There is good news about detecting, treating and surviving this disease

September 29, 2013
Messenger News

In Iowa in 2013, 350 men will die from prostate cancer. Nationally, the number is nearly 30,000. These numbers come from a cancer that if caught early, has a five-year survival rate that approaches 100 percent. Prostate cancer develops in a man's prostate, the walnut-sized gland just below the bladder that produces some of the fluid in semen. It's the most common cancer in men after skin cancer. Prostate cancer often grows very slowly and may not cause significant harm.

 
 

 

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