Some people use statistical reports to try to figure out their chance of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Statistics show what happens with large groups of people. Because no two people are alike, statistics can't be used to know or predict what will happen to a particular person.
These are some statistics about prostate cancer from the American Cancer Society:
Of all the men diagnosed with prostate cancer, nearly 100 percent survive at least five years, 98 percent survive at least 10 years, and 91 percent survive at least 15 years. These figures include all stages and grades of prostate cancer, no matter what the treatment was. They are adjusted to account for men who die of other causes.