The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the neck of a man’s bladder and urethra—the tube that carries urine from the bladder.
Your doctor may evaluate possible prostate problems with an annual physical and a digital rectal exam or a test for prostate-specific antigen.
The cancer grading system is based on a number range. The lower the number, the lower the grade, and the slower the cancer is growing.
In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.
African-American men may have the highest rate of prostate cancer incidence in the world, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Early prostate cancer usually has no specific signs or symptoms—that's why prostate cancer screening is so important.
When prostate cancer is diagnosed, tests are performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body.
Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common.
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