I found a website with survival rates for prostate cancer but finding it hard to believe they are accurate.
According to the most recent data, when including all stages of prostate cancer:
The 5-year relative survival rate is almost 100%
The 10-year relative survival rate is 98%
The 15-year relative survival rate is 95%
My dad was diagnosed with low grade prostate cancer that hadn't spread and died 8 years later, now according to this site he was in the very unlucky 2% to not make it to even 10yr survival when 15yr survival is as high as 95%. All I can think is that when he chose Brachytherapy as his treatment it made his cancer spread as according to this site he should've had a very good chance of surviving 10+ years. But then what of the 10,000 men dying every yr of prostate cancer? Granted that is in the UK and the site I found is American, but same sort of survival rates I would think. It worries me that men will see that site and not get a prostatectomy-I mean who would with survival rates as high as 95% for 15yrs? Is this site accurate because prostate cancer is one of the biggest cancer killers so it seems contradictory...