What Is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is the most frequent cause of cancer in men and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males. It is important to know prostate cancer symptoms, risks, screening recommendations, and treatment options.
Prostate cancer occurs when there are cancerous cells in the prostate. The prostate lies below the bladder and is a part of the male reproductive system. The prostate is about the size of a walnut and it surrounds the urethra. Most prostate cancers are slow-growing and do not initially cause many symptoms other than difficulty urinating. When discovered, prostate cancer is readily treatable.
The incidence of prostate cancer has increased over the last three decades, mainly due to enhanced screening processes. However, deaths have declined because many treatment options are available.
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