Men’s Health Week: ACS 2015 Prostate Cancer Stats

Celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, Men’s Health Week aims to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men.

Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. It’s been reported that about 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2015. Of those expected new cases, more than 8,000 are predicted to occur in Illinois.

Though prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in American men, the majority of men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. The American Cancer Society states that more than 2.9 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.

Frequently treated diseases at Illinois CyberKnife include prostate cancer, lung cancer, brain tumors and metastatic and recurrent tumors in various parts of the body. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, contact Illinois CyberKnife to find out if you may be a candidate for CyberKnife® treatment.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.