Prostate Cancer

Why Do Some Men Get Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy (other than skin cancer) diagnosed in men. Prostate cancer is a disease defined by the abnormal growth of cells. These abnormal cells can proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, if left untreated, form tumors which may metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. Prostate cancer has the potential to grow and spread quickly, but for most men, it is a relatively slow growing disease.

For men who suspect that they might have prostate cancer, it is very important to understand the risk factors and symptoms. Knowing where the prostate is located in the body, and the functions of the prostate will explain the impacts of prostate cancer and prostate cancer treatment. Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer need to discuss with their doctors their particular type, aggressive or non-aggressive, of prostate cancer. This will allow the patient, working with their doctor to determine the most effective treatment for their cancer.

The prostate cells produce an enzyme named Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA, found in a man's blood. PSA is produced exclusively by prostate cells. Elevated levels of the PSA enzyme can be helpful in diagnosing issues with the prostate, like cancer or infection. These elevated levels of PSA can be detected with a simple blood test. For more information, visit our page on PSA.

On an annual basis globally, approximately 1.1 Million Men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. More than 300,000 men will die of prostate cancer this year. These statistics show that prostate cancer is a widely variable disease.

Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy (other than skin cancer) diagnosed in men. Prostate cancer is a disease defined by the abnormal growth of cells. These abnormal cells can proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, if left untreated, form tumors which may metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. Prostate cancer has the potential to grow and spread quickly, but for most men, it is a relatively slow growing disease.

For men who suspect that they might have prostate cancer, it is very important to understand the risk factors and symptoms. Knowing where the prostate is located in the body, and the functions of the prostate will explain the impacts of prostate cancer and prostate cancer treatment. Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer need to discuss with their doctors their particular type, aggressive or non-aggressive, of prostate cancer. This will allow the patient, working with their doctor to determine the most effective treatment for their cancer.

The prostate cells produce an enzyme named Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA, found in a man's blood. PSA is produced exclusively by prostate cells. Elevated levels of the PSA enzyme can be helpful in diagnosing issues with the prostate, like cancer or infection. These elevated levels of PSA can be detected with a simple blood test. For more information, visit our page on PSA.

On an annual basis globally, approximately 1.1 Million Men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. More than 300,000 men will die of prostate cancer this year. These statistics show that prostate cancer is a widely variable disease.

A rise in PSA can signal both the initial diagnosis of Prostate Cancer, or the return of Prostate Cancer following treatment. Men with more advanced or aggessive cancer are more likely to have a recurrence after treatment or a return of their prostate cancer.  Recurrence is discovered by testing PSA periodically after treatment. Finding the best treatment, or combination of treatments, such that your cancer will not return is the key to a successful treatment. Prostate Cancer Free offers a study sharing the prostate cancer treatment outcomes for over 119,000 men, highlighting which men remained in remission and for how many years. Get this study, discuss it with your doctor, make an informed treatment decision.   

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Prostate Location and Function

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Top Ten Steps in Your Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Learn the Top Ten Steps, a guide through knowledge about the prostate, prostate cancer, diagnosis and treatment. Watch our video, introducing Edward Weber, MD. and hear his advice to men just diagnosed with prostate cancer. Expert advice for your fight against Prostate Cancer.

Remission versus Recurrence?

Even with a high survival rate, relapse or recurrence of prostate cancer is way more common than you might think. Will your prostate cancer return after treatment? Will your prostate cancer treatment plan keep your cancer from coming back? Will you remain in remission, and if so, for how long? Recurrence is determined by monitoring or testing PSA Levels in the blood. If you remain in remission for 10-15 years after prostate cancer treatment, it is very unlikely that the cancer will ever return. Complete remission. No more treatment.  

 

Prostate Cancer Free Study, studies treatment outcomes for 10-15 years to show which men remained in remission.

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