What Is Prostate Cancer?

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in men. Despite this, many men still aren't following the recommended screening guidelines for early detection, nor are they taking important steps toward prevention. Use the Prostate Cancer Web Guide to answer your questions about prostate cancer.

What Is Prostate Cancer?

According to experts at the Mayo Clinic, a prostate cancer diagnosis can be particularly devastating to men, not just because it's a life-threatening condition but because of its potential effects on sexuality. Explore what prostate cancer is using the links below.

Insights for Prostate Cancer

  • Prostate cancer research foundations and institutes, such as the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada, offer free newsletters outlining developments in research, related articles and news, and site updates to those who wish to subscribe. If you'd like to keep on top of such information, sign up for "Prostate Cancer Connection."
  • In order to fully understand prostate cancer, it can be helpful to first take a look at how a healthy prostate gland functions. This description and diagram from the University of Chicago Medical Center should do the trick.

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Prostate Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis

Prostate cancer symptoms often don't appear until the disease has progressed beyond the prostate. ... read more »

Prostate Cancer Prevention

Although some men might be genetically predisposed toward prostate cancer, there are steps everyone ... read more »

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Cryoablation, chemotherapy and hormone therapy are a few approaches a doctor might take when ... read more »

Living With Prostate Cancer

After a prostate cancer diagnosis, a flood of questions can arise regarding how the disease will ... read more »

Prostate Cancer Support

Understanding, compassion and empathy from others who have experienced what you, a friend or loved ... read more »

Prostate Cancer Research

Prostate cancer research is ongoing with many clinical trials in progress. Use the ... read more »

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