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.
In the early stages, there may be no symptoms. In the later stages, some symptoms of prostate cancer might include:
Risk Factors: Factors that are most strongly linked to an increased chance of developing prostate cancer:
Family history: If you have a first degree male relative with prostate cancer, you have a higher chance of developing it than men with no such history.