Prostate cancer

male reproductive organ cancer

Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. It is often treated with prostatectomy, radiotherapy, or hormonal therapy.[1]


Aggressive prostate cancer is now known to have a genetic basis. Men with gene BRCA2 are more likely to get the cancer, and more likely it will be in its most aggressive form.[2]


  1. Mayo Clinic. Prostate cancer: treatment and drugs
  2. Roberts, Michelle 2013. 'Aggressive' prostate cancer gene find. BBC News online: Health. [1]