Prostate cancer occurs when the cells of the prostate begin to grow uncontrollably. When caught and treated early, prostate cancer has a cure rate of over 90%. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men and the risk for this cancer increases with age.
We do not know the cause of prostate cancer. We do know that the prostate requires the male hormone testosterone for its development and that prostate cancer is also partly dependent on testosterone for its growth.
Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can be a life-altering experience. It requires making some very difficult decisions about treatments that can affect not only the life of the man diagnosed, but also the lives of his family members in significant ways for many years to come.