Testicular Cancer and Prostate Cancer Prognosis and Survival Rates
Prostate Cancer and Testicular Cancer Prognosis
- A patient's chance of being alive, and disease-free, 10 or 15 years after a prostate cancer diagnosis are apt to depend more on the stage and grade of cancer than on the choice of prostate cancer treatment.
- The best prostate cancer prognosis, as might be expected, is for patients with smaller, slow-growing, well-differentiated tumours. Approximately three-quarters of all newly diagnosed prostate cancers are clinically localized (stage I or stage II). About 15 percent are stage III, and 11 percent are stage IV.
Prostate Cancer and Testicular cancer survival rates
Testicular cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, the 5-year relative survival rate for all men with this cancer is 95%. If the cancer hasn't spread outside the testicle, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Even if the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, the rate is 96%. If it has spread beyond the lymph nodes, the 5-year relative survival rate is around 71%.
The 5-year relative survival rate compares the number of people who are still alive 5 years after their cancer was found to the survival of others the same age who don't have cancer. Of course, many people live much longer than 5 years.