Archive for December 26, 2015
Gender-prevalent cancers like breast and prostate cancer have one thing in common: age. Of the roughly 220,800 cases of prostate cancer likely to have been diagnosed during 2015, 60% of them would be on patients over the age of 65 and rarely on those below 40; similarly breast cancer is rare before the age of 40. Both cancers have relatively high risk rates, with one in eight women developing breast cancer over their lifetimes and one in seven men have a similar risk of contracting prostate cancer and requiring cancer care.
Both cancers have similar survival rates, 100% or close for detection in early stages. This is where vital cancer care and detection is key. Early breast