Early detection and proper care are key factors in prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in US men. In addition, disease recurrence is a strong concern among survivors. The American Cancer Society released a set of guidelines addressing the long-term primary care for survivors of prostate cancer. The guidelines outline follow-up care, monitoring for recurrence, and screening for secondary primary cancers. They also reiterate the need to educate survivors about physical exercise and smoking cessation.
Prostate cancer is one the most common cancers and the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. While early detection and proper care are the key to eliminating prostate cancer, a proper post-treatment regime should be followed to ensure there is no recurrence and also to maintain a positive outlook.