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Were you looking for information about Prostate Cancer? Prostrate cancer is a common misspelling of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is a disease that most commonly occurs in older men. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system and is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. When abnormal cells first form in the tissues of the prostate gland, it is known as prostate cancer.
Although the cause of the disease is unknown, risk factors associated with prostate cancer include being African American, having a family history of the disease, and being 50 years of age or older. Diagnosing this disease often involves a digital rectal exam (DRE), a urine test to check for blood or infection, and a blood test to measure your PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level. Treatment options will depend on your age, overall health, and other factors. While this is one of the more common forms of cancer, most men with the cancer do not die from the disease.
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