Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a

malignant growth

of cells in the

prostate gland

. The

PSA blood test

is commonly done to screen men for prostate cancer and may often detect cancers before they cause any symptoms.

Prostate biopsy

is used to confirm a cancer diagnosis and assess it. Prostate cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the disease. In the early stages when the cancer has not spread, surgery and

radiation therapy

are options. Surgery to remove the prostate and some of the tissue around it is called

radical prostatectomy

. Prostate cancer that has spread may be treated with drugs to reduce testosterone levels, surgery to remove the testes, or

chemotherapy

. A

Urologist

will treat prostate cancer.

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