Discover comprehensive information on prostate cancer, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, along with the latest research and expert advice.
Prostate Cancer: The Basics
Prostate cancer is a common yet often slow-growing cancer that originates in the prostate gland. The small walnut-shaped gland produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It affects men primarily between ages 55 and 69. While it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, many prostate cancers do not impact overall lifespan. Symptoms can include urinary problems and erectile dysfunction, and the risk factors range from race to family history and obesity.