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

A urologist describes the symptoms of prostate cancer and the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, and a patient shares his experience.

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Prostate cancer symptoms and the PSA test

A urologist describes the symptoms of prostate cancer and the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, and a patient shares his experience.

More on signs and symptoms

More about the PSA test