Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cancer of the Prostate Overview

Another name for Cancer of the Prostate is Prostate Cancer.

What is prostate cancer?
A man with prostate cancer has abnormal cells in the prostate that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. The cause of prostate cancer is unknown, although genetics may play a role in determining risk. Prostate cancer is rare in men less than 40 years old. Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in American men.

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
Initial symptoms of prostate cancer include difficulty starting the stream of urine, straining to urinate, weak urine flow, dribbling at the end of urination, difficulty stopping the stream of urine, a constant urge to urinate, frequent urination, and blood in the urine. Symptoms of worsening prostate cancer includes the inability to urinate, increased blood in the urine, lower abdominal pain, back pain, and fever.

How does the doctor treat prostate cancer?
The treatment of prostate cancer may include hormone therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.

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Last Updated: Aug 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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