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Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Diagnosis of Prostate cancer helps the patient to determine the extent and size of cancer in the early stage of Cancer. Get the detail of Cancer from this page; what is Prostate Cancer?

Causes of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer may result due to different factors but the exact cause that leads to production of cancerous cells is still unknown for the physician. The researchers have left no stone unturned to know more about causes or probable contributing factors of this disease .Though, they indicate some factors.

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. It is a small conical gland at the base of the male bladder and surrounds the first plant of the urethra. The prostate actually contains other very small glands within it. If there is cell mutation within the smaller glands, the prostate will definitely be infected. Prostate cancer is classified as a glandular cancer, which starts when normal semen secreting prostate gland cells mutate into cancer cells. Cancerous cells from other organs can infect the prostate too and it can infect others, particularly the bones and the lymph nodes. Prostate cancer is mostly common with men over Fifty years.

As with other types of cancer, the cause of prostate cancer is not known although a number of risk factors are associated with it:  high levels of alcohol, drug consumption, low foliate intake, genetic factor.