The prostate is part of the male reproductive system Its major function is to secrete a fluid to nourish semen during reproduction The prostate is about the size of a walnut but it can grow with age It is located below the urinary bladder, in front of the rectum surrounding the urethra (the canal for the discharge of urine that extends from the urinary bladder to the outside)
Cancer is a cellular disease It is a disordered and abnormal cell growth In prostate cancer cells grow out of control and form tumors If the tumor is within the gland, the cancer is said to be localized and curable If the cancer escapes the gland it is considered incurable Early detection before the cancer escapes the gland becomes very important
Left graphic representation: Prostate cancer can be localized within the gland as represented by the tumor on the lower part of the prostate gland or it can break through the capsule and invade nearby tissues. Right graphic representation: Prostate cancer cells can escape the prostate and invade the lymph nodes that drain the prostate. From there these cells can invade other organs. Prostate cancer cells preferentially invade bones.
HEY YOU! Wake-up man…
Can you guess who can get prostate cancer? Not you? Well, guess again… any male can get prostate cancer Hey, Smart Guy!
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Prostate Cancer Facts That Every Man Over 40 Should Know
Risk Factors RACE Incidence Death Afr.-Am. 272.0 68.1 Cauc. 169.0 27.7 Hisp. 141.9 23.0 Asian 101.4 12.1 Source: Rates per 100,000 and age-adjusted. SEER incidence and U.S. cancer death rates, 1975-2002, in (SEER = NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results Program
Arizona Risk Factors RACE Death per 100,000 (in 1997) Afr.-Am. 28.6 Non-Hisp. Cauc. 16.0 ALL Arizona 14.2 Hisp. 10.8 Asian 6.6 Native-Am. 5.4 Source: Arizona Dept. Health Services. “Differences in Health Status Among Ethnic Groups, Arizona 1997” Published June 1999, p. 48, Table 5-11