Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in a man's prostate which is a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.
Symptoms: Prostate cancer may cause no signs or symptoms in its early stages but in its advanced stage symptoms can be:
Diagnosis: Prostate cancer screening tests such as a digital rectal exam or prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and imaging studies like bones scans, MRIs, CT scans, and trans-rectal ultrasounds.