• Prostate cancer is a disease in which
malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate.
• Possible signs of prostate cancer include
a weak flow of urine or frequent urination.
• Tests that examine the prostate and
blood are used to detect (find) and diagnose prostate cancer.
• Certain factors affect prognosis (chance
of recovery) and treatment options.
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 located
just below the bladder (the organ that collects and empties urine)
and in front of the rectum (the lower part of the intestine).
It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds part of the urethra
(the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The prostate gland
produces fluid that makes up part of the semen.