In general, the earlier prostate cancer is caught, the more likely it is for a man to get successful treatment and remain disease-free.
Approximately 90% of all prostate cancers are detected in the local and regional stages, so the cure rate is very high: Nearly 100% of men diagnosed and treated at this stage will be disease-free after five years. Treatments include standard interventions, such as surgery or radiation therapy that aims to remove or kill all cancerous cells.
However, prostate cancer is still a highly fatal disease. In Norway, 20% of cancer deaths in men is from prostate cancer.