What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer, usually refers to prostate adenocarcinoma, where adeno- means gland and carcinoma refers to uncontrolled growth of cells – so prostate cancer is a tumor or growth that originates in the prostate gland. Only males are born with a prostate, so this condition only affects males and not females. Typically, when there’s a prostate cancer it’s considered malignant, meaning that the tumor cells can metastasize, or invade and destroy surrounding tissues as well as tissues throughout the body.
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