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Ryan WischowMitch WalkowiczMarch 24th, 2017Writing Assignment #2Prostate Cancer-I chose Prostate cancer for this assignment because it is the most common cancer among men besides skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. This is particularly intriguing to me because I am a man and my grandfather has Prostate cancer. Prostate cancer “is cancer that occurs in a man's prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm” (-20029597). "Prostate Cancer." American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2017. <>.Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Prostate Cancer." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2017. <-20029597>.Incidence/Mortality Data"Cancer Stat Facts: Prostate Cancer." Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program. National Cancer Institute, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2017. <>."Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer." American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2017. <-
statistics.html>.Mitch Walkowicz, Lecture “Prostate Cancer-2.pdf”. -Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignant cancers in men in the United States. In recent studies, prostate cancer has accounted for more than one-fourth of all cancer incidence in men in America. About 1 in 7 men in their lifetime will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and most are older men. It is rare that for men under the age of 40 to be diagnosed, as documented by the American Cancer Society; the average age of diagnosis is 66 years old for Americans. -In regards to mortality, prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men in America (American Cancer Society). As discussed in class, prostate cancer is something you die with, not from. About 1 in 39 men with the cancer will die from it, andmost causes are not serious and easily treatable. As documented by the National Cancer Institute, approximately 2.8 million men are living with prostate cancer. As noted in class,men with anitbodies to T. vaginalis were more than 2 times as likely to develop tumors that spread and ultimately lead to death (Prostate Cancer-2.pdf)At Risk PopulationHsieh, K., and P. C. Albertsen. "Populations at High Risk for Prostate Cancer." The Urologic