Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in American men. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men and about one in 39 men will die from the disease. Most men don’t realize, however, that if caught early, prostate cancer is highly treatable and does not mean an automatic death sentence.
Brent Severson of Centerville was diagnosed with prostate cancer nearly seven years ago when he was 50 years old. His first thought upon diagnosis was of his grandfather, who had also been diagnosed with the same form of cancer in his early 70s.