Understanding Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a small gland found in the male body at the base of the bladder which produces a fluid which protects and nourishes sperm.

Cancer of the prostate occurs when cells within the prostate grow abnormally fast, creating small tumors. At these stage, the disease is often curable with standard interventions such as surgery or radiation, but there are generally few or no symptoms and can be difficult to detect, so regular prostate cancer tests are suggested, especially for men over 50.

For more information visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation website.