The prostate is a gland found only in males which makes most of the fluid for semen.
Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably.
Almost all prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas. These cancers will develop in the gland
cells which makes the prostate fluid that is added to the semen. The following are other
types of prostate cancer:
Neuroendocrine tumors (other than small cell carcinomas)
Transitional cell carcinomas
Small cell carcinomas
Prostate Cancer Risk Factors.
Researchers have found that the following are some of the risk factors that might affect
a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer:
Factors with less clear affect on Prostate cancer are the following
Inflammation of the Prostate
Sexually transmitted infections
What are the symptoms of Prostate Cancer?
The symptoms of prostate cancer are mostly related to the enlargement of the gland, so
they are not specific to prostate cancer. The symptoms of prostate cancer localized to
the prostate can includes:
a weak or interrupted urine stream
Difficulty starting or stopping urination
Pain or burning sensation with urination or ejaculation
blood in the urine or semen.
a frequent need to urinate (urinary frequency).
Other Symptoms of prostate cancer which result from its spread to the bones or other
organs and can include:
shortness of breath
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