1. What is prostate cancer?
Cancer that involves the cells and tissues of the prostate gland is called prostate cancer. The prostate gland is a small walnut-shaped gland in males, which produces seminal fluid that contains sperms.
2. What are the symptoms associated with prostate cancer?
The symptoms of prostate gland cancer include difficulty in urination, thin-streamed urine, reduced flow, pain, erectile dysfunction and blood in the semen.
3. What causes prostate cancer?
The precise reason for prostate cancer is not yet known. It is believed that there are mutations in the genes that lead to the overgrowth of cells.
4. Who are at a high risk to get prostate cancer?
The risk of prostate cancer becomes higher with advancing age. Other risk factors include black ethnicity, a strong family history of prostate cancer, breast cancer and obesity.
5. What are the complications of prostate cancer?
The complications of prostate cancer include metastasis to the nearby organs, erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.