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Prostate Cancer More Prevalent Than Breast Cancer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 24, 2014) - The American Cancer Society (ACS) says prostate cancer will maintain its stronghold as the top cancer diagnosed in men this year. In 2014, more than 230,000 new cases of prostate cancer are expected -- more cases than breast cancer. These predictions come amid good news that overall cancer death rates have declined 20 percent in the last two decades. The annual report, "Cancer Statistics, 2014," was recently published in "A Cancer Journal for Clinicians."

Prostate cancer continues to show positive survival rates thanks, in part, to advanced treatments like robotic prostate surgery. David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, is a top robotic surgeon and strong voice of prostate cancer awareness. He says he believes the prevalence of prostate cancer may surprise many Americans.

"We're anticipating prostate cancer and breast cancer diagnoses to be nearly equal this year, with prostate cancer in the lead. That should be a real eye-opener for men about the importance of prostate cancer screening," said Dr. Samadi. "Men need to be just as vigilant about prostate cancer as women are about breast cancer."

Another key concern highlighted in the 2014 cancer predictions is the continually elevated rate of cancer incidence and death among black men. Cancer death rates among black men ages 40 to 49 have declined 55 percent in 20 years, but issues such as genetic risk factors, and diagnosis and treatment timing continue to challenge recovery and survival.

Prostate cancer predictions for 2014:
  • 233,000 new prostate cancer cases are expected
  • One in four men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer; average age at diagnosis is 67
  • Prostate cancer remains the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in men
  • Risk factors for prostate cancer are family history, African ancestry, age and obesity
  • African American men are 70 percent more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men
  • Survival rates for prostate cancer remain very strong, driven by prostate cancer screening and informed treatment decisions
  • Nearly 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer this year

Dr. Samadi encourages men to remain dedicated to routine PSA testing and prostate cancer screening. Early diagnosis gives men the life-saving opportunity for robotic prostate surgery and other prostate cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy.

"My goal is to keep prostate cancer screening discussions on par with breast cancer discussions," said Dr. Samadi. "The need is there. It's time for men to follow in the footsteps of women when it comes to health screenings and wellness."

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