prostate cancermedical dictionary

<oncology, urology> The second most common malignancy in men. A malignant tumour of glandular origin in the prostate. Over 95% are adenocarcinomas. Most commonly seen in older men, with the age of 73 being the average age at the time of diagnosis. A family history for prostate cancer and perhaps, a diet that is high is fat are considered to be risk factors for this malignancy. Early detection is possible through annual digital rectal examinations and routine PSA testing.

(27 Sep 1997)