Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate gland in the male reproductive system. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 200,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States this year. Sixty-five percent of all prostate cancers are found in men ages 65 – 69.
Prostate cancer symptoms do not usually occur. Some men may notice the following symptoms:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, consult a MemorialCare Physician partner.
Men are at greater risk for prostate cancer if you:
The causes of prostate cancer are unknown; research suggests that genetics, hormones, diet and the environment may play a role in prostate cancer. Eating well and getting regular exercise can help to reduce your risk.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal exam (DRE) screening recommendations:
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