Prostate cancer is a disease of the prostate gland that affects thousands of men every year. Most of the cases occur in men who are older than 65 years of age.
The prostate gland is located in the lower abdomen of men under the urinary bladder. The gland is regulated by a hormone called testosterone that produces seminal fluid (semen). Semen is an organic substance that contains sperms which fertilize female ova.
When there is an abnormal malignant growth of cells in the prostate gland it is termed as prostate cancer. This is the most common type of cancer found in middle-aged men. Cancer may spread to other body parts which require immediate treatment.
The risk factors of prostate cancer are:
Types of Prostate Cancer
In most cases, prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas (a type of cancer) growing inside the tissue of prostate gland.
It can be categorized into:
Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
You may not see any early signs of prostate cancer. However, once the tumor advances or reaches the malignant stage, the following prostate cancer symptoms may be observed:
The above symptoms may not always indicate cancer. This it is important to see your doctor and get the prostate cancer symptoms diagnoses at the earliest.
Prostate cancer that's diagnosed at an early stage (when it is still restrained to the prostate gland) has a better chance of successful treatment. Thus we advise all men above the age of 60 years to schedule for master health checkup package with us. Fill the inquiry form below to know in detail about the health checkup packages that we offer.