Prostate cancer

Introduction

Introduction

Surgery and radiotherapy are the two alternatives in the treatment of prostate cancer

iTAcC’s physicians will be in contact your urologist for creating a personalized treatment based on a multidisciplinary approach

The prostate is a male gland whose primary function is to produce and store seminal fluid released during ejaculation. It is located next to the rectum, below the bladder and surrounding the urethra.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common among men. The incidence is directly related to age: at the age of 50 approximately 1 in 4 men have prostate tumor cells and at the age of 80 the disease affects 1 in 2 males.

An enlargement of the gland does not necessarily indicate the presence of a tumor and it may be only a benign hypertrophy of the prostate.

Prostate cancer usually grows slowly. Although the cause is not yet clear it seems that the origin is a mutation in the DNA of some prostate cells that causes abnormal proliferation leading to a tumor.

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