Lou Holtz and World-Renowned Robotic Surgeon Break Down Common Questions and Concerns about a Disease that Impacts 1 in 7 Men. Prostate cancer is the second leading cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. The American Cancer Society reports about 1 in every 39 prostate cancer patients will die. But, it doesn’t have to be a death sentence. In fact, survival rates are extremely high when detected early. Early screening is key! So, why are so many men still not seeing their doctors?