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PROSTATE CANCER

Prostate cancer is the cancer that occurs in the male's prostate.

It is the most common cancer in men >50 years of age.

Signs and symptoms include weak urinary stream, polyuria, nocturia, hematuria, erectile dysfunction, pelvic pain, back pain, chest pain, lower extremity weakness or numbness and loss of bowel or bladder control.

Differential Diagnosis

  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Sarcoma
  • Small cell carcinoma
  • Transitional cell carcinomas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
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