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Prostate Cancer

by on Apr 10, 2013

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The prostate is the gland below a man's bladder...

The prostate is the gland below a man's bladder
that produces fluid for semen. Prostate cancer is common among older men. It is
rare in men younger than 40. Risk factors for developing prostate cancer
include being over 65 years of age, family history, being African-American, and
some genetic changes.
Symptoms of prostate cancer may include:






-- Problems passing urine, such as pain,
difficulty starting or stopping the stream, or dribbling


-- Low back pain


-- Pain with ejaculation

Your doctor will diagnose prostate cancer
by feeling the prostate through the wall of the rectum or doing a blood test
for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Other tests include ultrasound, x-rays, or
a biopsy.



Treatment often depends on the stage of the
cancer. How fast the cancer grows and how different it is from surrounding
tissue helps determine the stage. Men with prostate cancer have many treatment
options. The treatment that's best for one man may not be best for another. The
options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy,
and chemotherapy. You may have a combination of treatments.

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