Prostate Cancer

  • Charles D. ScalesJr.
  • Judd W. Moul
Part of the Springer Specialist Surgery Series book series (SPECIALIST)


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. In 2010, an estimated 217,730 men will be diagnosed with the disease, and 32,050 will die from prostate cancer.1 Despite a lack of consensus regarding optimal diagnosis and management strategies for prostate cancer, recent data suggest that prostate cancer mortality is decreasing, from 38.6 per 100,000 in 1990 to 25.5 per 100,000 in 2004.1 The current chapter provides an overview of the epidemiology of prostate cancer, current strategies for screening and diagnosis, and treatments for both localized and advanced disease.


Prostate Cancer Radical Prostatectomy Zoledronic Acid External Beam Radiation Therapy Prostate Biopsy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles D. ScalesJr.
    • 1
  • Judd W. Moul
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Urology, Department of SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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