What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer develops when the cells in the prostate gland grow more quickly than in a normal prostate, forming a malignant lump or tumour.
Most prostate cancers grow slower than other types of cancer.
Early (or localised) prostate cancer is growth that has not spread beyond the prostate. Some prostate cancers may spread to other parts of the body, such as the bones and lymph nodes. This is called advance. Your urologist will advise you on the best treatment after considering your age, general health, how fast the prostate cancer is growing (the grade) and whether it has spread (the stage). The side effects you are prepared to accept is also important.
The treatments for localised prostate cancer include surgery and radiotherapy. If the cancer has spread beyond the prostate, hormone therapy may be used. You may have one of these treatments or a combination.