What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is a disease in which normal cells in a man’s prostate gland change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor.

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer this year. It is the most common non-skin cancer among men and more than 2 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors.

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What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Men with prostate cancer may not experience any symptoms at all so it is very important for men to see their physician regularly and have an annual prostate cancer screening.

If there are any symptoms, the most common ones are: 

  • Difficult urination

  • Inability to urinate

  • Weak urine stream

  • Frequent urination

  • Burning feeling or pain during urination

  • Pain in the lower back, hips or upper thighs

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