Prostate cancerCauses

It's not known exactly what causes prostate cancer, although a number of things can increase your risk of developing the condition.

overview

Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that affects the prostate, a small gland found near a man's bladder.

symptoms

There may be no symptoms of prostate cancer at first. Later symptoms include needing to pee more than usual or finding it hard to empty your bladder.

causes

It's not clear what causes prostate cancer. It's more common in men over 50 and men with an African-Caribbean or African family background.

treatments_overview

Prostate cancer does not always need to be treated straight away. The main treatments include surgery to remove the prostate and radiotherapy.

Page last reviewed: 12/06/2018
Next review due: 12/06/2021