Saturday, January 19, 2008

Welcome to Prostate Cancer Facts

According to the AMA, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men today. What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor (growth) that consists of cells from the prostate gland. The tumor usually grows slowly and remains confined to the gland for many years. During this time, the tumor produces little or no symptoms or outward signs (abnormalities on physical examination). As the cancer advances, however, it can spread beyond the prostate into the surrounding tissues (local spread). Moreover, the cancer also can metastasize (spread even farther) throughout other areas of the body, such as the bones, lungs, and liver. Symptoms and signs, therefore, are more often associated with advanced prostate cancer.
Stay tuned for regular updates on causes and treatments for protate cancer. Feel free to email me with questions!

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