Your browser is out of date. For the best experience using this website, please upgrade your web browser.

About prostate cancer

Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can raise many questions. How will prostate cancer affect my daily life? Which treatment is best for me? How effective will the treatment be? How much will it cost?

Here are some important facts about prostate cancer, from the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control:

  • Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, after skin cancer.1
  • About 1 out of every 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.1
  • Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with it do not die from it. More than 2.5 million men in the United States are living today after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.1
  • Nearly two-thirds of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are aged 65 or older.1
  • Prostate cancer is rare before age 40.1
  • African American men have higher rates of getting and dying from prostate cancer than men of other races.2

The good news is that prostate cancer is most often found in its early stages. When it is found early, a number of treatment choices are available. Prostate cancer can also be a slow-growing disease. But doctors may not always know how quickly someone’s prostate cancer will grow.

It is important to be proactive about your treatment and understand the current options for treating prostate cancer, so you can make the best decision for your prostate health.

Find out about current treatment options for prostate cancer


  1. American Cancer Society. What are the key statistics about prostate cancer? Accessed August 28, 2012.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prostate cancer screening: a decision guide for African Americans. Accessed April 24, 2013.
safety information
safety information

Doctors trained in cryotherapy are available in the following regions:

North America

South America

Asia Pacific
  China/Hong Kong
Europe & Mediterranean
  Former Yugoslavia
  United Kingdom/Ireland

Please contact for more information.

The link you clicked on will take you to a site maintained by a third party, which is solely responsible for its content. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

Click "Continue" to proceed or "Return" to return to

You are going to a website that contains clinical information and was created specifically for healthcare professionals. If you are not a healthcare professional, and would like to return to the consumer site, please click the Return button below.

Yes, I am a healthcare professional and would like to continue.

safety information

Is cryotherapy right for me?

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, please answer the following questions to determine whether cryotherapy may be a treatment option for you.

1. I prefer a quick and minimally invasive treatment option that can destroy my cancer instantly.

Yes No

2. I prefer a treatment option that is designed to preserve the urethra.

Yes No

3. I want my prostate cancer treated in less time, with fewer treatments than external beam radiation, and typically with less recovery time than a radical prostatectomy.

Yes No

4. I have already had my prostate cancer treated with radiation therapy.

Yes No

Based on your answers, you may be a candidate for cryotherapy, which is an advanced, minimally invasive treatment option for prostate cancer. Talk to your urologist to see if cryotherapy is right for you.

Endocare® Cryotherapy System
Preserve What Matters
1-855-ENDOCARE • 1-855-363-6227

This information is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended to constitute medical advice.
Patients should seek the advice of a qualified urologist.

©2013 HealthTronics, Inc. All rights reserved. Endocare, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of HealthTronics, Inc.

Please answer all questions.

Based on your answers, you may be a candidate for cryotherapy, which is an advanced, minimally invasive treatment option for prostate cancer. Talk to your urologist to see if cryotherapy is right for you.

Be sure to print your responses and take them with you to your doctor.