Fortunately, prostate cancer is one of the most
treatable malignancies if it’s caught early.
Prostate cancer begins in
tissues of the prostate gland. Located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum, the prostate is the male sex gland responsible for the production of semen.
Every case of
prostate cancer is different. The disease may behave differently from one patient to another. By age 50, about half of all men experience small changes in the size and shape of the cells in the
prostate, as part of the typical aging process. Understanding whether those changes are signs of disease and knowing your risk for developing prostate cancer are the first steps in protecting your
Routine screening has
improved the diagnosis of prostate cancer in recent years. In addition, evidence-based therapies may help to minimize the side effects of prostate cancer treatment, including incontinence and erectile dysfunction.