Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can be confusing and scary.
 
There is so much information available and so many different treatment options that it can get overwhelming very quickly.
 
 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
 
Here is some basic information to help guide you through what you need to know.

What is prostate cancer?

Cancer of the prostate is a result of abnormal cell growth that forms a mass of tissue called a tumor.  When diagnosed early, the tumor is usually contained, or localized, to the prostate. But aftertime, cancer may spread when cells break away from the mass and move through the body.

Prostate Cancer

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Men with prostate cancer may not experience any symptoms at all so it is very important for men to see their physician regularly and have an annual prostate cancer screening.

 

The most common symptoms men experience are:

  • Difficult urination

  • Inability to urinate

  • Weak urine stream

  • Frequent urination

  • Burning feeling or pain during urination

  • Pain in the lower back, hips or upper thighs

     

Prostate and male anatomy graphic
1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.

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The prostate is located below the bladder and the urethra runs directly through it.