Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the prostate gland in men. The walnut-shaped gland located in the groin in males produces seminal fluid to transport and nourish sperms. While some types of prostate cancers are said to be aggressive and spread quickly, most prostate cancer grows slowly and doesn’t cause serious harm in a majority of patients.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
is common as men get older—about half of men over age 60 experience it, and 90% of men age 80 or over have BPH symptoms. When symptoms for BPH worsen, such as urinating more often at night or experiencing a complete blockage of urine, surgery becomes an option.