Blood in the urine or semen When the cancer is located only in the prostate, surgery to remove the prostate or a radical prostatectomy may be the best option. The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland in men that produces seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Many men's prostates enlarge as they age because of a non-cancerous condition called benign prostate enlargement. Even so, it's a good idea to tell your family doctor about any symptoms so they can find out what causes them and make sure you get the right treatment, if you need it.
In some prostate cancers, it may be beneficial to block that hormone with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), which can delay the cancer or even cause it to go into remission. If you have a very high risk of prostate cancer, you and your doctor may consider taking medications or other treatments to reduce your risk. The prostate is located just below the bladder in men and surrounds the top of the tube that drains urine from the bladder (urethra). Although small, it plays an important role in reproductive health and can cause urinary or urinary symptoms as men age, in addition to becoming a source of cancer.
If you have one or more signs of prostate cancer, be sure to see a doctor right away. If you have one or more of these symptoms, it doesn't necessarily mean you have prostate cancer. However, some evidence indicates that people taking these medications may have a higher risk of developing a more serious form of prostate cancer (high-grade prostate cancer). Prostate cancer is classified using a Gleason score, which measures how abnormal or different normal cells are.
Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer by their father or brother have a significantly higher risk of developing the disease, and the risk increases if there are several family members who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may require little or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. Usually, you'll only have initial symptoms if the cancer grows near the tube you urinate through (the urethra) and puts pressure on it, changing the way you urinate (urine). The prostate is a small gland that is involved in reproduction and produces some of the essential components of semen.