More than 1.7 million people receive a cancer diagnosis each year, reports the National Cancer Institute, and more than 600,000 will lose the battle. While cancers may occur in any area of the body, their occurrence in the reproductive systems is among the most common. Genitourinary (GU) cancer is the term given to those affecting males and, while it may sound like a less-common form, it is prevalent.
More importantly, the rate of mortality remains higher among men than women and since the most common form of GU cancer is prostate cancer, it comes as no surprise that this cancer carries a grim reputation. GU cancer may occur at age, but it is most common later in life. With that in mind, men should know a few things about GU cancer, including where it may occur and how available treatment options, such as cryotherapy and radiotherapy, work. For more information on prostate cancer download our Prostate Cancer eBook.