Treatment For Prostate Cancer | Radiation Therapy For Prostate Cancer

About the Prostate and Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a key gland in the male reproductive system, located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Its main role is to produce seminal fluid, which aids in the transport of sperm. Conditions like benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) can cause the prostate to enlarge with aging, affecting urination due to its proximity to the urethra.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. Initially, growth is contained within the prostate, but if allowed to continue its growth, and depending on its level of aggressiveness, can spread locally or even in more advanced stages, more distantly to bones or lymph nodes.