The prostate is a small gland
located below the bladder
and is found only in men.
It surrounds the tube that
carries urine out from the
bladder (known as the
urethra). Prostate cancer
develops when the cells in
the prostate gland grow too
rapidly compared to a normal
prostate, forming a malignant
or cancerous lump.
Most prostate cancers grow slower
than other types of cancers. Advanced
prostate cancer can spread to the
lymph nodes and bones.
It is the 3rd most common cancer
affecting men in Singapore.
*Early prostate cancer usually does not
have any symptoms.
These symptoms may be caused by
a number of problems and may not
indicate the presence of cancer, but if
any of the above symptoms persists
or is bothering you, do consult your
doctor for advice.
Screening for prostate cancer is
currently not recommended but
for individuals interested in early
diagnosis, a simple blood test,
Prostate Specifi c Antigen (PSA), is
available. Please discuss with your
Treatment options for prostate
cancer include surgery, ranging from
a prostatectomy to transuretheral
resection, chemotherapy, radiation
therapy and/or hormone therapy.
Specialist services are available at the following institutions:
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