September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month and, with approximately one in eight men diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, Brooklyn doctors stress the importance of awareness surrounding the remarkably common disease.

Fortunately, prostate cancer can typically be treated successfully, as long as the cancer is detected early. This is because most prostate cancers grow gradually and stay confined within the prostate gland. As a result, regular screening is of the utmost importance for the successful treatment of prostate cancer.

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