Top ten prostate cancer myths

“But I don’t have symptoms!” Wrong.

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The Top Ten Prostate Cancer Myths
What Are the Most Important Commonly Held Misconceptions About Prostate Cancer?

By Matthew Schmitz, M.D., Guide

Updated February 23, 2009 Health’s Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board

  • Myth #1 – Prostate cancer1 is common, but few men actually die from it.In fact, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States and claims almost 30,000 lives in the United States each year.
  • Myth #2 – Prostate cancer is only found in elderly men.While it is true that prostate cancer is more common with increasing age2, it can be found in men of all ages. Prostate cancer is increasingly being diagnosed in men in their forties and fifties.
  • Myth #3 – If you don’t have any symptoms, then you don’t have prostate cancer.Today, because…

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