The Battle Against Prostate Cancer: A Brief History
Centuries of prostate cancer research have taken us from radium implants to robotic surgery. In honor of #Movember, here's how it all happened
Movember (formerly known as November) is men’s health awareness month. The festivities revolve around all aspects of men’s health, from physical fitness to mental health, but there’s always a special focus on prostate cancer.
More than two million men in the United States are survivors of prostate cancer, a disease that now affects one in seven men in the country. Since the early 1900s, prostate cancer research has taken us from pioneering surgical procedures to still-evolving hormone and radiation therapies. Prostate cancer, once a dreaded disease, now boasts an impressive five-year survival rate of 99 percent. Here’s a brief history of the battle against prostate cancer: