What is Prostate Cancer?
The prostate is specific to the male reproductive system. It is located just below the bladder, surrounding the urethra, and is about the size of a walnut. Cancer develops when healthy cells grow out of control. Prostate cancer is typically different from other forms of cancer because it usually grows slowly and can even go unnoticed and without symptoms, sometimes for years. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men, other than skin cancer.
There are 4 prostate cancer screening procedures, with each testing for potential signs of prostate cancer. To learn more click below, for a detailed report on each screening procedure.
Rendering a diagnosis is a coordinated effort that takes place over the course of four stages in three different locations.
Traditionally, a pathologist would examine your tissue under a microscope. During the analysis of a biopsy, the tissue receives a Gleason score. This scoring helps your doctor determine how aggressive the cancer may be.