Think advances in treatment mean prostate cancer is no longer a big deal? Think again. The disease remains the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, after lung cancer. Last year alone, it was projected to strike 218,000 men and kill more than 32,000, according to the American Cancer Society.
Yet despite its deadly toll, many men - and the women who love them - are in the dark about prostate cancer. Keep reading as Dr. Herbert Lepor - director of the Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center at New York University Langone Medical Center - explodes nine all-too-common misconceptions about prostate cancer.