Prostate Cancer

What is prostate cancer?

  • Prostate cancer differs from most other cancers in the body; although small areas of cancer within the prostate are very common, they may stay inactive for years.
  • Most of these cancers grow very slowly and so are unlikely to cause any problems; however, in a small proportion prostate cancer can grow more quickly. It may spread to other parts of the body, particularly the bones.


Symptoms of lung cancer

  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Passing urine more frequently, especially at night
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Blood in urine (not always that common)
  • Men with early prostate cancer are unlikely to have any symptoms, as these only occur when the cancer is large enough to put pressure on the urethra.
  • In men over fifty years old, the prostate gland often enlarges due to a non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia or hypertrophy.
  • Most enlargements of the prostate are not cancer; however, it is important to get any of these symptoms checked by your doctor.

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