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Cancer Facts

Prostate Cancer Weight Loss

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Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, second only to lung cancer and affects around 20.6 percent Americans and 17.6 percent of Caucasians. This type of cancer affects 50% – 80% of men over 80 years of age and is diagnosed in more than 80% of men older than 65 years. The cause of this type of malignant tumor is still unknown but is linked to advancing age, heredity, testosterone hormone secretion, and effect of substances such as toxins, chemicals and industrial products in the environment. Prostate cancer rarely metastasizes; it remains confined in the gland until certain conditions cause it to spread to other organs like the lungs and the liver.

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