New York Daily News - "The Daily Checkup: New Techniques Boost the Fight Against Prostate Cancer"
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for American men, with over 241,000 new cases diagnosed every year. “Cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth initiated by gene mutations that give selective advantage for the abnormal cells to keep growing and not to die,” says Dr. Carlos Cordon-Cardo from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “With prostate cancer, the uncontrolled growth starts in the prostate, a male reproductive gland that sits below the bladder.” About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. The main risk factor for prostate cancer is aging. “Men over age 65 are at higher risk,” says Dr. Cordon-Cardo, “and the reality is that the aging population means we expect to see more cases of prostate cancer.” Learn more