Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States, except for skin cancer. A man has a one in nine chance of getting prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Prostate cancer is found in the prostate gland, which only men have. The prostate makes fluid that is part of semen.
The most common type of prostate cancer is adenocarcinoma, which develop in the gland cells that make prostate fluid.
- Over age 50
- Family history of prostate cancer
- Inheriting gene mutations
- Problems with urinating (slow or weak stream or need to urinate more often)
- Blood in urine or semen
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Feeling weak or numb in the legs
We provide multiple options for prostate cancer treatment at the Phelps Health Delbert Day Cancer Institute. The following treatments can be used alone or in combination:
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy
Screening for prostate cancer can help find the disease earlier, when it’s more treatable. A man's overall health, not age alone, is important when making decisions about prostate cancer screenings.