After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. The prostate gland is found only in men and is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Cancer of the prostate begins when cells in this gland begin to grow uncontrollably. With proper care, prostate cancer can often be treated successfully.
The vast majority of prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas. This refers to cancers that develop from gland cells.
Other types of prostate cancer are rare. These include:
Early detection could save your life. CHI St. Joseph Health seeks to find prostate cancers early, when they are most treatable.