What is it?
The prostate gland is the male sexual responsible for producing the semen. It is the size of a walnut and is located below the urinary bladder, surrounding the urethra. Unlike other cancers, prostate cancer is characterized by very slowly evolve. Prostate cancer is extremely common, although its exact cause is unknown. When examined under a microscope prostate tissue obtained after surgery or autopsy, cancer is found in 50 percent of men over 70 years and almost everyone over 90.
Despite the slow progression of the disease and late onset of symptoms, prostate cancer can be diagnosed by medical tests. Through a digital examination (palpation in the affected area) or special blood test, you can detect the disease before symptoms appear.
This disease has symptoms that take many years to manifest. For this reason, it is very important that people who are likely to contract the disease undergo medical examinations frequently. It is important to remember the fact that man has a greater chance of developing the disease as they age.
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