About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer develops in a small gland found only in men.

The prostate is about the size of a walnut and is located directly below the bladder and in front of the bowel. It forms part of the male reproductive system.

There are four main disorders of the prostate but cancer of the prostate is the only life threatening condition.

Prostate cancer is often slow growing and in its early stages can potentially be curable.

Like most cancers, Prostate cancer occurs with abnormal growth of cells that form a tumor. Over time and without treatment the cancer may spread to other organs, particularly the bones and lymph nodes, which can be life threatening.

Please read the recent prostate cancer research stories. 

 

Useful websites: 

National Cancer Institute (2014). Prostate cancer treatment (PDQ®) 

American Cancer Society (2015). Prostate cancer