What is prostate cancer?
The prostate gland is an important part of the male reproductive system and prostate cancer is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in this part of the body.It is a common cancer in men, and is often first identified in the later stages of life. However, prostate cancer can affect males 50 years or younger. There is a blood test called the prostate specific antigen, or PSA, that may be increased if a person has prostate cancer. If someone’s PSA is elevated, his doctor may decide to do further tests to see if he has prostate cancer.