Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital June 4, 2013
With about one man in six being diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, there’s a great need for patient education. This is why Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has developed the Prostate Cancer Education Center at brighamandwomens.org — providing comprehensive information on prostate cancer, including:
- Risk factors
- PSA testing
- Grading and staging
- Treatment options and outcomes
- Patient Stories
- Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Prostate cancer is the second most common and deadly cancer among American men, with nearly 29,000 dying from the disease each year. However, the five-year survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased from 67 percent to 99 percent in only the past 20 years.
Because prostate cancer can be prevented through regular screenings and care, having all the information you and your loved ones need is crucial.
Additional brighamandwomens.org resources:
- Learn more about the BWH Division of Urology
- Watch BWH surgeons perform bilateral nerve sparing radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer and robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
- Listen to a prostate cancer podcast from Dr. Anthony D’Amico, Chief of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at BWH.
- Take this prostate health quiz