Prostate cancer happens when cells in the prostate gland grow abnormally and out of control. (The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a small organ below the bladder that makes fluid for semen.)
Prostate cancer is usually slow-growing, taking years to grow large enough to cause any problems. But in some cases, the cancer can grow more quickly and spread to other parts of the body.
Current as of: March 1, 2023
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology & William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine