Prostate Cancer Awareness (Infographic)
What is Prostate Cancer?
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland in the male reproductive system, which is tasked to make most of the semen that carries the sperm.
Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate begin growing and dividing more rapidly than normal cells. Unlike other cells which eventually die, Cancer cells continue living and reproducing. As these abnormal cells accumulate, they can develop into a tumor. This tumor can eventually spread (metastasize) to nearby tissues, organs, lymph nodes, and eventually bones.
It is a major health concern for American men—but is treatable thanks to early detection, prevention and proper treatment.
Prostate Cancer is a slow-growing cancer, and symptoms show only until it is in an advanced stage. Once cancer cells begin to grow too quickly or spreads outside the prostate, it can become much more dangerous.