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  • In Australia, over 24,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, with 1 in 5 men at risk of being diagnosed before they turn 85.
  • If detected early in Stage 1, prostate cancer five-year survival rates are over 99%.
  • Prostate cancer can be treated in a variety of ways, including active surveillance, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapies and hormone therapy.
  • Possible side effects of treatment include incontinence and impotence – treatment options should be discussed with your doctor.

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Reviewed on: 28-07-2022