Evaluating the progress of new prostate cancer treatments

April 6th, 2008

Prostate is a male gland situated between the bowel and the bladder that releases a fluid, which forms a major part of the semen. It surrounds the starting section of the urethra and any enlargement leads to strangulation of the tube leading to urinary problems.

Estimates of middle aged men likely to develop prostate cancer, released by the American Cancer Society, make a grim reading. What adds to the problem is that unlike women who readily discuss breast cancer, men often find it difficult to discuss the issue. Perhaps the association that a prostate problem has with a decrease in sexual prowess has led it to be such a taboo topic.

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