Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Many prostate cancers grow slowly and are confined to the prostate gland, where they may not cause serious harm. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.
Prostate cancer that's detected early — when it's still confined to the prostate gland — has the best chance for successful treatment.
Below are links to useful websites offering help to men who are looking for information about prostate cancer either for prevention, early diagnosis, treatment options and recovery. Some sites have information that is not consistent with our objectives in that they recommend PSA prostate cancer testing for men aged over 50 whereas we recommend testing for men over 40 especially where there are higher risk factors such as black,asian and afro-caribbean heritage, a family history of prostate cancer or breast and ovarian cancer on the maternal side
What is the prostate? Click on the diagram below to view information from Macmillan Cancer Research