Everything you need to know about prostate cancer
A slow growing disease
Prostate cancer is a slow growing disease (video 2). Most of the time, when diagnosed, the cancer has already been in place for many years and very often there is absolutely no need to rush as time is your better ally. It is quite rare when a prostate cancer is diagnosed that the unit of time is the week or the month but rather the year as prostate cancer is more to consider as a chronic disease. Prostate cancer stays asymptomatic until a late stage and sometimes will stay silent during the entire life of a patient (latent prostate cancer). As less than 5 prostate cancer patients out of 100 will eventually die from the disease some experts consider that the healthcare professionals are overreacting to a situation which a not a heavy health problem (picture 11).
Video 2 : Prostate cancer is a slow growing disease
Picture 11 : Different definitions of prostate cancer according to Pr O. Cussenot (Paris, France)