This is a common cancer where a malignant tumor begins in the prostate gland, which is part of the male reproductive system that resides directly below the bladder. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men (about 1 in 41) in the United States, right after lung cancer. Several types of cells are found in the prostate, but almost all prostate cancers develop from the gland cells (the cells that make the prostate fluid that is added to the semen). The medical term for a cancer that starts in gland cells is adenocarcinoma.
Researchers do not know exactly what causes prostate cancer, but on a basic level, we can say that it is caused by changes in the DNA of a normal prostate cell. The following is a list of some risk factors to be on the watch for, including but not limited to…
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