Chapter 18 – Male Sexual Dysfunction, Prostate Disease and Testicular Lumps

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a condition that causes abnormal cells to develop within the prostate gland. These cells grow, divide and multiply, creating a tumour, and sometimes spread to other parts of the body.

With the exception of some forms of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in Australian men. (12) Prevalence of prostate cancer unchanged overtime. Increased incidence due to PSA testing.(13) Early prostate cancer doesn’t have any noticeable symptoms. For example, problems with urinating are most likely caused by non-cancerous prostate conditions, i.e. benign prostate (BPH) or prostatitis.(12) Incidental prostate cancer detected at autopsy increases with each decade; up to 59 per cent by age >79 years.(14) One in six men in Australia are at risk of developing cancer by the age of 85.(15) The five year survival rate for prostate cancer is 95 per cent.(16) ... Buy now

Risk factors

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The PSA debate

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Treatment of prostate cancer

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