Oncology and Cancer Care at St. Luke's Health

Prostate Cancer

One in every seven men will get diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, making it one of the most common types of cancer for men. The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that produces seminal fluid in men. Cancer occurs in this part of the body when abnormal cells begin growing more rapidly than normal cells.

Often, this form of cancer grows slowly and may not cause serious harm. Prostate cancer may need only minimal treatment or routine monitoring. However, prostate tumors can also be more aggressive and spread to another area of the body quickly. 

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