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Prostate Cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men in the United States. The incidence is increasing in part, due to an increase in awareness and improved detection, but also due to the aging of the C.A. population.
However, if detected early, prostate cancer can be cured with appropriate treatment.
Associated Urological Specialists offer the most state-of-the-art treatments and care available for prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer begins in the cells of the prostate. Cancer begins when a group of cells in the body grows out of control. These cancer cells continue to grow and can crowd out normal cells.
Cancer is always named for the place where it begins, so if prostate cancer spreads to the bone it is still considered prostate cancer. When these cells spread to another site it is called metastasis.
As of right now, nobody knows the exact causes of prostate cancer. However, there is a hereditary component. A family history of prostate cancer increases your risk for developing the disease and Black men have a higher risk as well. Prostate cancer risks also increases with age.
Studies have shown no relationship of prostate cancer to infections, dietary habits, smoking, sexual habits or occupational exposure and there is no known relationship between benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate cancer.
Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Care
The prostate is a gland found only in men. It is located between the bladder and the urethra (the urine tube in the penis) and sits right on top of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and its primary function is to make about 30% of the fluid in semen to help keep sperm alive and healthy for reproduction.
As men get older, the prostate tends to enlarge. As the prostate enlarges, it can compress and obstruct the urethra and can cause problems with urination such as slow stream, getting up at night, and having difficulty getting the urine flow started. This is known as Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy or BPH and is not the same as prostate cancer. In fact, for many men, prostate cancer may not present any symptoms.
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