The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It is one of the most common cancers in men today and whilst many prostate cancers grow slowly and are confined to the prostate gland, others are more aggressive and spread quickly.
Similar to many other cancers, in the early stages there are generally no signs or symptoms. The risk of developing this kind of cancer can be attributed to a range of factors including old age, race, family history and obesity leading to poor health. In its more advanced stages a number of different signs and symptoms will present themselves.
If you are concerned contact your GP who provide a physical test and perform a blood test to measure your PSA level. Remember the sooner you present yourself, the greater the chance of a successful treatment.