Did You Know? There are often no early prostate cancer symptoms
Prostate Cancer is the Second Most Common Cancer Among Men in the United States
The prostate is a very small, delicate and important organ of the male anatomy. While the survival rate after being diagnosed with prostate cancer is very high, it is extremely important to take any and all precautions necessary and to catch the cancer in the early stages.
The following summary provides a brief overview of what prostate cancer symptoms, stages and treatment information.
01 │What is Prostate Cancer
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis and just in front of the rectum. Urine passes through the prostate via the urethra. The main function of the prostate is to secrete fluid which nourishes and protects sperm known as semen.
Prostate cancer is the presence of cancerous cell growth (tumors) within the prostate that can spread throughout the body.
02 | Symptoms
Unfortunately there are no early warning signs of prostate cancer, it is only after the tumor has caused the prostate gland to swell or the cancer had spread beyond the prostate that symptoms will arise. The following symptoms will arise when a tumor growth causes blockage in the prostate:
03 | Stages
04 | Treatment
Depending on the individual patient and course of action for treatment, several different medical providers may be involved in the patients overall care. Factors such as age, stage of cancer and overall health will be used to determine what treatment will be viable for the patient. Possible treatment options include:
For additional resources on prostate cancer and your options please visit: http://www.cancer.org