Originally Posted by ollinger
^^ The incidence of prostate cancer starts to increase considerably after age 45. I have three friends who were diagnosed around age 50. Two of them are doing well and one will likely not be alive next year. More worrisome is that the cases diagnosed in younger patients tend to be more aggressive, probably because the very elderly have lower testosterone leves, so their cancers are less aggressive.
Sorry to hear about your friends.
They have a new procedure with a 95% success rate of cure.