What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer starts when irregular cells in the prostate begin growing in an uncontrolled form. In most cases, this cancer develops more slowly than other kinds of cancer. This might mean that you do not need treatment right away. However, some prostate cancers can develop and expand fast, so it is necessary to examine any symptoms or abnormal test results immediately.

It is the most generally diagnosed cancer, and the third most regular cause of cancer deaths amongst New Zealand men. Around 1 in 10 New Zealand men will receive prostate cancer at some stage in their life. This cancer that is detected early has a greater chance of successful treatment.

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