Most Men With Prostate Cancer Don't Die From It
Men with prostate cancer are more likely to die from other conditions like heart disease, a according to a study
from the July 25 online edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute
For the study, researchers used the U.S. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program and the Swedish Cancer and Cause of Death registries to collect data on the causes of death among more than 700,000 men, HealthDay News reports.
U.S. deaths were for 1973 through 2008; for Swedish men it was 1961 through 2008. Over these periods, 52 percent of the Swedish men with prostate cancer died, as did 30 percent of American men with prostate cancer in the study.
Of these deaths, however, only 35 percent of the Swedish men died directly from prostate cancer and only 16 percent of American men died from the disease itself, the investigators found.
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