PROSTATE CANCER: TEN FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Dr. Kishore T A, Consultant - Urology, Aster Centre of Excellence in Nephrology & Urology      2017-04-18

One of the most common cancers in men, prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate gland (the gland that secretes the fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm) start growing uncontrollably.

Here are ten things you need to know about the prostate.​

  • The prostate gland is situated deep inside the body; people often mistake it for the testis.
  • Not all diseases of the prostate are malignant or cancerous, but prostate cancer can at times be life threatening. So it’s good to be careful.
  • Prostate cancer can be detected early with PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen Blood Test). PSA is done in for men above 50 years.
  • Prostate cancer is