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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer happens when cells in the prostate gland grow abnormally and out of control. (The prostate is a small organ below a man's bladder that makes fluid for semen.) The cancer cells can grow and spread to other parts of the body.

Prostate cancer is usually slow-growing, and it can often be cured.

Last Revised: October 9, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

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