Prostate cancer is a disease in which cells in the prostate gland become abnormal and start to grow uncontrollably, forming tumors. A tumor in the prostate interferes with proper control of the bladder and normal sexual functioning. Often the first symptom of prostate cancer is difficulty in urinating. However, because a very common, non-cancerous condition of the prostate, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also causes the same problem, difficulty in urination is not necessarily due to cancer.
Symptoms: Prostate cancer may cause no signs or symptoms in its early stages but in its advanced stage symptoms can be:
Prevention: As the cause of the cancer is not well-known. Aggressive screening methods have achieved a reduction in the death rate of prostate cancer of about 2.3%, with a 20% increase in overall survival rate during that period.A low-fat diet may slow the progression of prostate cancer and also a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and dietary fiber, and low in red meat and saturated fats.