Prostatic cancer, PC

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Prostatic cancer, PC



  • Incidence trend: Ranked the second in incidence rate and the fifth in mortality rate among men worldwide.
  • Cure rate: Up to 90-95% at early stage, but less than 30% post metastasis at late stage.
  • Predisposing factors: Not fully known.

Disease characteristics

       Prostate cancer is a type of malignant tumor that occurs in the epithelium of the prostate gland. It is a highly prevalent cancer type of the male urological system. Its incidence rate increases year over year after the age of 55 and peaks at the age between 70 and 80. Patients with familial heredity have an early onset, with 43% of them diagnosed under the age of 55. Common diagnostic methods include digital rectal examination, serum PSA, transrectal prostate ultrasound and pelvic MRI examination.



  • Sung, et. al. Global Cancer Statistics 2020: GLOBOCAN Estimates of Incidence and Mortality Worldwide for 36 Cancers in 185 Countries. CA CANCER J CLIN 2021;71:209–249.
  • Guide for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (Version 2018). Medical Administration of National Health Commission of People's Republic of China.


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