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:
Stages of Prostate Cancer: Different stages of a prostate cancer can be determined by using the TNM staging system, which helps to describe different aspects of the cancer’s growth.
T – the T category measures the size and extent of the Tumor.
N – the N category measures whether and how far the cancer has spread to the Lymph Nodes.
M – the M category whether the cancer has spread to other organs in the body (a process called Metastasis.