The prostate is a gland that produces the liquid portion of the semen, and carries the sperm. When cancer cells grow in the prostate gland, this will cause the prostate to grow slowly and enlarge. Eventually, it will block other organs and tubes in the body, like the urethra, and lead to difficulty of urination in men.
Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer in men. It grows slowly and can be detected by regular check-up. When it is detected in its early stage, there is a higher risk for it.
Factors that can increase your risk of prostate cancer include:
- Older age
- African race
- Family history of prostate or breast cancer