Prostate Cancer

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According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer , prostate cancer is the second most common cancer found in men the world over, and the fifth most common cancer overall. If you or someone close to you has been affected by prostate cancer, understanding more about it can help you cope. In this section you can find more information about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options available, as well lots of handy resources to help you through the journey.

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Typically, there are no symptoms in the early stages of prostate cancer. Some advanced prostate cancers may include one or more of the following symptoms: Frequent urination, especially at night Sudden or urgent need to urinate Slow or weakened urinary stream Urine flow that is difficult to start or stop Pain or burning during urination Blo

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The prostate is a gland forming part of the male reproductive system. It is located in front of the rectum and below the bladder. The main function of the prostate gland is to produce fluid which protects and enriches sperm. Prostate cancer occurs when some of the cells in the prostate reproduce far more rapidly than in a normal prostate, causing a growth or tumor. Prostate ca

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Caught in its early stages, prostate cancer can be cured. Regular testing offers the best opportunity to diagnose the cancer at its onset. An early diagnosis also means you have more treatment options with potentially fewer side effects. When should I get tested for prostate cancer? When to start testing for prostate cancer is different from person to person, and is genera

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There is no "one size fits all" treatment for prostate cancer. Once your prostate cancer has been diagnosed, graded and staged, there is a lot to consider before you and your doctor choose a treatment plan. It is important to learn as much as possible about the many treatment options available and to weigh the benefits of each treatment against its possible outcomes, side effec

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Because the exact cause of prostate cancer is not known, it is not yet possible to prevent most cases of the disease. While most risk factors like age, race, and family history can’t be controlled, there are some things you can do that might lower your risk of prostate cancer. Weight, physical activity and diet Based on cancer research, the following is recommended:

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