Does having prostate cancer increase mortality risk?

Does having prostate cancer increase mortality risk?

Men with prostate cancer aren't at a greater risk of dying than those diagnosed with largely preventable conditions, such as heart disease.

According to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health, those with prostate cancer aren't at an increased risk of death and can reduce this risk even further if they make the right lifestyle choices.

They claim that losing weight, increasing physical activity, and quitting smoking can improve prostate cancer outcomes, in addition to lowering mortality risk for other diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.

The study is the largest to analyse the causes of death among men with prostate cancer.

It was identified that older patients had the highest chance of death, while those that received an early diagnosis were at the least risk.

Advances in treatment have meant that outcomes for prostate cancer have improved over the last couple of years.

Men should go for regular screenings if they want to ensure that their prostate is healthy and cancer free.

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