Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a common type of cancer in males, but it is highly treatable in the early stages. It begins in the prostate gland, which sits between the penis and the bladder. The prostate gland is a very valuable organ in males that performs a lot of functions. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in males.


  • difficulty starting and maintaining urination
  • a frequent urge to urinate, especially at night
  • blood in the urine or semen
  • painful urination
  • in some cases, pain on ejaculation
  • difficulty getting or maintaining an erection
  • pain or discomfort when sitting, if the prostate is enlarged

Possible Causes

  • diet
  • smoking
  • exposure to chemicals, such as the herbicide Agent Orange
  • Inflammation of the prostate
  • vasectomy
  • Obesity
  • Sexually transmitted infected
  • If it runs in the family

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