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Prostate cancer information

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is cancer that 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.

Fortunately, prostate cancer is one of the most treatable malignancies if it’s caught early. Routine screening has improved the diagnosis of prostate cancer in recent years. In addition, new and innovative technology helps to minimize the side effects of prostate cancer treatment, including incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

Prostate cancer incidence

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, after skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that there were roughly 192,280 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States in 2009. Nearly one in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime; however, it is usually diagnosed after age 40.

How prostate cancer develops

Video: How Prostate Cancer Develops

Learn more about prostate cancer, including how and where it develops, from this medical animation.

Prostate cancer diagnosis

Video: Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Types of prostate cancer

Read about different types of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer symptoms

Read about common prostate cancer symptoms.

Prostate cancer risk factors

Read about common risk factors for prostate cancer.

Stages of prostate cancer

Learn about the stages of prostate cancer.

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