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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is Accelerated Cell Growth in the Prostate

What is Prostate Cancer?

One of the more common types of cancer, prostate cancer is typically a slow-spreading cell growth that stays confined to the walnut-shaped prostate gland. While some types of prostate cancer grow more slowly and need minimal treatment, this type can normally spread quickly and aggressively, which increases the need for immediate treatment.

Some symptoms are as follows:

  • Losing weight without trying
  • High levels of PSA (identified via a PSA test)
  • Trouble initiating urination
  • Reduced urine flow while urinating
  • Pain in the bones
  • Erectile dysfunction (trouble producing an adequate erection)
  • Blood in the urine or semen

Possible causes of prostate cancer 

  • aging (ages 55-69 should be regularly screened)
  • being of African American descent
  • family history
  • diet that overindulges in certain food groups (saturated fats, sugar, and red meat)
  • obesity

Cases of prostate cancer that are identified and treated early have an increased chance for successful treatment and will allow the patient to resume normal life activities sooner.

See Fusion Biopsy and SpaceOar for more details on how we address prostate cancer. Schedule an appointment today with one of our healthcare providers at ASUI to help you tackle prostate cancer!

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