prostate cancer


Prostate cancer is a isease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. It occurs when cells of the prostate mutate and begin to multiply out of control. These cells may spread (metastasize) from the prostate to other parts of the body, especially the bones and lymph nodes. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, erectile dysfunction and other symptoms.

Trivia about prostate cancer

  • The PSA test, given yearly to men starting at around age 50, detects this type of cancer
  • Estramustine is a chemotherapy agent for this glandular cancer in men