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Prostate cancer: Are you in the know?

Anand Krishna, 5th year medical student | July 2019

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men in the UK, with approximately 40,000 cases a year. It is a cancer of the cells in the prostate gland (the walnut-sized gland sitting behind the bladder) and is most commonly found in those over 65 years old.

It is different from many cancers as it can often only affect small areas of the prostate, causing very few symptoms and not reducing life expectancy. There are, however, some forms that are more aggressive and may require more extensive treatment.


There is no one clear cause of prostate ca...

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