Frequently Asked Questions About Prostate Cancer

By Medical Expert Team

Nov 08 , 2020 | 1 min read

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting millions of men across the world.

Dr. Alok Gupta, Consultant - Medical Oncology, Max Institute of Cancer Care-Lajpat Nagar, explains below some of the frequently asked questions that can help people learn about prostate cancer and help them lead a healthy life:

1. What is prostate gland?

Situated between the urinary bladder and penis, the prostate is a walnut-sized gland which forms a part of the male reproductive system. This gland not only produces some of the fluid in semen but also plays a vital role in controlling urine in men.  

2. What is prostate cancer? 

It is a type of cancer that occurs in prostate gland when the normal cells change into abnormal cells, and their growth goes out of control. Men who are older than 50 years are more prone to prostate cancer.

3. What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? 

In most of the cases, prostate cancer does not cause any symptoms in the early stages. However, if they do occur, the common ones include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Interrupted flow of urine
  • Blood in urine
  • Bone pain arising from the spread of prostate cancer to bones
  • Pain or burning sensation while urinating

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