Here are some more statistics related to prostate diseases:
Each year, an average of 40,000 American man have their prostate removed, convinced that this is the only hope they have. But is this really true? Statistics show that earlier than five years, 35% will be dealt with again.
The standard treatment choices -surgery, radiation, and hormonal therapy are of limited effectiveness and have major side effects such as incontinence and impotence, which…»»Read more: Other prostate diseases statistics
Here are some statistics on prostate cancer, relative to the year 2007:
- 559.650 Americans are expected to die of all forms of cancer, cancer being exceeded in the US only by heart diseases. Survival rates have improved in the last decade, being now to about 66% (1996-2002), and growing from a 55% between 1975-1977. This increase reflects the higher early-stage rate in cancer diagnosis and the better prostate cancer treatments options…
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate that restricts the flow of urine from the bladder.
- BPH is the most common disorder of the prostate gland and is the most common diagnosis by urologists for male patients age 45-74.
- 60% of men over age 60 have BPH.
- Half of all men in their 50s and 80 percent in their 80s, have some symptoms of BPH.
- Approximately 8.4 million men…
September 1, 2009 by Prostate Dr. · Comments Off
- Some estimated prostatitis to affect an estimated 30-50% of males. But European statistics show 5-10% of men of fertile age suffer from it, while the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey claims 8-9% are affected.
- Acute bacterial prostatitis is the least common of the four types but also the easiest to diagnose and treat effectively.
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis, also relatively uncommon, is acute prostatitis associated with an underlying defect in the prostate, which…