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The 5-year survival rate for prostate cancer has increased from 67% to nearly 100% over the past 20 years.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2006. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2006. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2006pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2006
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
American Cancer Society
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