Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Overview

It is a common cancer in men, which if diagnosed early, has excellent chances for complete cure. The key to success is early diagnosis

Risk Factors

  • Age - Prostate cancer is common in men above the age of 60 but may also occur in men who are 40 and above.
  • Smoking - Smokers have a higher incidence..
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  • Signs and Symptoms

    Prostate cancer may cause no signs or symptoms in early stages. At an advanced stage, however it may cause symptoms such as:

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  • Diagnosis

    • Clinical Examination
      • Digital rectal exam (DRE) - The doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to examine the prostate,.
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    Treatment

    Treatment options depend on several factors like extent of spread, age of the patient and overall health of the patient.

    FAQ

    • What are the Stages of Prostate Cancer?
    • What are the Screening methods for Prostate Cancer?
    • How can you prevent prostate cancer?
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