- Cancer overview
- Anatomy of the male reproductive system
- Video: Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer
- Tests for prostate cancer
- Types of prostate cancer and related conditions
- Treatments for prostate cancer
- Lifestyle issues
|Cancer, a condition of abnormal cell growth, is the second most common cause of death in developed countries. Normal cell growth is a carefully regulated process. Cancer cells replicate in an uncontrolled manner, and can move from one part of the body to another.|
For more information, see Cancer: Overview.
Anatomy of the male reproductive system
|The male reproductive system consists of several parts, including the testes, epidydimis, urethra, penis, seminal vesicles, bulbourethral glands and prostate gland.|
For more information, see Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System.
Video: Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer
|Approximately 1 in 10 men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. Professor Stricker discusses the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.|
Watch the video Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer.
Prostate cancer tests
|There are a number of tests that can be done to investigate the likelihood of a man having prostate cancer, including PSA testing and prostate needle biopsy. However, many prostate cancers will not actually progress sufficiently to cause harm in a man’s lifetime. For this reason, prostate cancer detection is done on an individual basis, taking into account each man’s risk factors.|
For more information, see Prostate Cancer Tests.
Prostate cancer types
|There are several different types of prostate cancer, including adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine carcinoma. Non-cancerous conditions related to prostate cancer include benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN).|
For more information, see Prostate Cancer Types.
Prostate cancer treatments
|Treatments for prostate cancer include surgery, hormonal therapy, radiotherapy and high intensity focused ultrasound. The choice of treatment depends on the type of cancer, age and concerns about side effects.|
For more information, see Prostate Cancer Treatments.
|Prostate cancer can affect a man’s lifestyle in more ways than one, including diet, sex and travel. Cancer survivor Bernie provides insight on his thoughts and feeling during his journey through the disease.|
For more information, see Prostate Cancer Lifestyle.