Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Approximately 160,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in the United States. This common cancer, which affects about one in seven men during the course of their lifetime, occurs in the small, walnut-shaped gland that makes seminal fluid to nourish and transport sperm. When it’s caught early, prostate cancer is often highly treatable. From his first-rate practice in Arcadia, California, board-certified urologist Dr. Alan Yamada provides prostate cancer screenings and comprehensive treatment options for men in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding Los Angeles County area. Call Foothill Urogenital Health to schedule your appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, following skin cancer. It’s also the second leading cause of death from cancer in men.

As the name implies, prostate cancer begins in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system that’s situated below the bladder, where it extends all the way around the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis.

Oftentimes, prostate cancer grows slowly and stays within the gland itself, where it’s less likely to cause serious harm. In some cases, however, prostate cancer grows aggressively and may even spread to nearby organs or the lymphatic system. 

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