Living with Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is cancer of the prostate gland, which is the gland in men that produces much of the fluid that makes up semen. Early prostate cancer usually doesn't cause any symptoms, but when it becomes more advanced, prostate cancer can cause problems passing urine. It more rarely can cause, blood in the urine or impotence. Prostate cancer can be watched closely (called active surveillance), or treated with surgery, radiation therapy, cryotherapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy and/or vaccine therapy. The survival rate for prostate cancer can vary depending on stage of diagnosis, type of treatment, and other factors.

For more information on prostate cancer, read the American Cancer Society's Detailed Guide.

If you have been affected by prostate cancer, please be sure to take some time to read others' experiences, share your own experiences, and ask or answer questions. Don't forget to view our Beginner's Guide to Cancer.

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    • Whitey61
    • Question about Prostate Cancer
    14 days ago
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    Chemotherapy or not???

    Feedback from WhatNexters, does anybody regret chemo over doing nothing or alternative treatment... Read More

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    • Question about Prostate Cancer
    18 days ago
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    Whats next? My partner is going for biopsy and all tests and family history point to prostate cancer. How do l help him deal?

    I feel powerless and pun intended. I know that he must be facing a huge challeng... Read More

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    What symptoms did you have that made you think you might have a problem or prostate cancer?

    I don't know if I'm different, but I really had no symptoms. Anyone else?

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