The trends of progression of prostate cancer in males according to age and clinical staging

Lois J. Wofford Harlston, Tennessee State University

Abstract

Prostate cancer has long been described as an unpredictable disorder which has made medical therapy and evaluating the results of different types of therapy somewhat difficult.^ Trends as far back as the 1920's have shown a gradual increase in the number of cases presented in the United States each year. Cancer of the prostate is a disease that is becoming increasingly common as the population grows. Our knowledge about prostate cancer in terms of origin and growth is almost as limited now as it was thirty-five years ago.^ Evidence that prostate cancer remains a disease of major concern will be demonstrated in statistical and clinical data presented comparing males with and without prostate cancer at Meharry Medical College. The purpose of the present study is to investigate cancer rates in males over fifty years of age in order to determine the rate at which prostate cancer appears in this age group and to determine the effect of present day treatments on tumor stages and negative ($-$) or positive (+) survival rates. ^

Subject Area

Engineering, Biomedical|Health Sciences, Pathology

Recommended Citation

Lois J. Wofford Harlston, "The trends of progression of prostate cancer in males according to age and clinical staging" (1987). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1340159.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI1340159

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