Prostate Cancer

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About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer only affects men because it develops in the prostate gland—a small, walnut-shaped organ located just below the bladder that is part of the male reproductive system. It is the most common cancer among men, affecting 1 in 9, but can be treated successfully because of its slow progression.  Treatment includes removing part or all of the prostate gland using surgery (prostatectomy), radiation therapy, hormone therapy, focal therapy, and chemotherapy. Your doctor may also recommend Active Surveillance (watchful waiting), which may be suggested where cancerous conditions have not changed or progressed.