Understanding early prostate cancer

Early (localised) prostate cancer is when the cancer has not spread into surrounding tissues or beyond the prostate.

  • About prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It generally affects men over the age of 50.

  • The prostate gland

    The prostate gland produces semen and a protein called prostate specific antigen (PSA), needed for ejaculation.

  • Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer

    There may not be any symptoms with early prostate cancer. Symptoms of cancer are similar to symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • How is it treated?

    There are five main types of cancer treatment. You may receive one, or a combination of treatments, depending on your cancer type.

Prostate cancer symptoms and the PSA test

Urologist Shiv Bhanot describes the symptoms of prostate cancer and explains the PSA test.

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Prostate cancer symptoms and the PSA test

Urologist Shiv Bhanot describes the symptoms of prostate cancer and explains the PSA test.

More on signs and symptoms

More about the PSA test