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Prostate cancer

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Introduction
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.
Symptoms of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer normally causes no symptoms until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra.
Causes of prostate cancer
It is not known exactly what causes prostate cancer, although there are some things that can increase your risk of developing the condition.
Diagnosing prostate cancer
If you have symptoms that could be caused by prostate cancer, you should visit your GP.
Screening for prostate cancer
There is currently no screening programme for prostate cancer in the UK because it is has not been proven that the benefits would outweigh the risks.
Treating prostate cancer
The treatment you receive for prostate cancer will depend on your individual circumstances.
Living with prostate cancer
Depending of the type of prostate cancer you have, your life may be affected in different ways.
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