Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. It lies just below the bladder (the organ that collects and empties urine) and in front of the rectum (the lower part of the intestine). Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. Prostate cancer usually grows very slowly, and finding and treating it before symptoms occur may not improve men’s health or help them live longer. Signs of prostate cancer include a weak flow of urine; frequent urination; blood in the urine or semen; a pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away; and shortness of breath.

Who treats prostate cancer?

Urologists, radiation oncologists, and  medical oncologists

Treatment options:

  • Observation or active surveillance for prostate cancer
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy

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Source: National Cancer Institute

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