What is a prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is the leading cause of cancer death in men. It is a tumor that forms from abnormal cells, and the cancer may spread from one part of the body to another. It usually causes mild symptoms and no other symptoms or symptoms that are unusual. A prostate cancer can also be found in the lower half of the body, between the spine and the anus (lower intestine), the testicles (testicles), the prostate (breast) or in the scrotum (testicles and scrotum). When a prostate is found, you may notice a lump on the outside of the testicles. A lump in the scrotum can be felt like a bump on the penis.
It is not known which causes the prostate cancer. However, there are many known risk factors that can contribute to prostate cancer. For example, prostate cancer can be caused by:
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is found most often in men over age 50. There is also a lower incidence of prostate cancer in African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics and other ethnic groups.
There are several other risk factors. One is smoking. Men with a history of smoking have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than men who don't smoke.