Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer develops in the prostate gland, a gland located solely in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer develops mostly in men that are over the age fifty, but it is recommended by authorities to start annual checkups for men in high-risk groups over the age of forty. It is possible for the cancer cells to metastasize (spread) from the prostate to other body parts such as the bones and lymph nodes, so early detection is critical. The specific causes of prostate cancer remain unknown, but factors such as age, genetics, race, diet, lifestyle, medications, as well as other factors are related to the cause, with age being the primary risk factor.
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