Aspects of Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Natural History of Prostatic Cancer

  • F. H. Schröder
Conference paper
Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)


Prostatic cancer is the second most frequent cause of cancer death in males in most countries of the Western world, causing 9 to 10% of all cancer deaths every year. This death rate is exceeded only by lung cancer, and is followed by deaths from gastrointestinal tumors. Incidence and death from prostatic carcinoma are strongly age dependent, 75% of all prostatic carcinomas being diagnosed between the ages of 55 and 75 years.


Prostatic Cancer Radical Prostatectomy Prostatic Carcinoma Incidental Carcinoma Focal Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. H. Schröder
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  1. 1.Department of UrologyErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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