Prostate cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in the prostate gland, which is part of the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer generally affects men over the age of 50. It is responsible for more deaths among men than any other cancer except lung cancer.
Prostate cancer is cancer of the male reproductive tract. It is the most common cancer that exclusively affects males. It is a slow-growing cancer. In this cancer, the prostate gland grows excessively, and these cells can actually break off from the prostate gland and spread elsewhere in the body. Prostate cancer can be treated if detected early, and it is recommended that men over a certain age are screened for prostate cancer.Lawrence C. Brody, Ph.D.