The prostate is a gland that is only found in males, which sits just below the bladder but in front of the rectum. The prostate grows more quickly during puberty. As you age the prostate grows more slowly. The main purpose of the prostate is to make some of the fluid which protects sperm cells in semen.


Becoming Cancerous

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men. There are some types of prostate cancer that can grow and spread rather quickly, but most types are slow growing. Many people are affected by prostate cancer. There are roughly one is seven men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Usually people are diagnosed with prostate cancer in older men.


What’s the Risk?

There are certain things that put you more at risk when it comes to getting prostate cancer. Some of those factors are:

  • Age
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Geography
  • Family history
  • Gene changes
  • Diet
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Workplace exposures
  • Inflammation of the prostate
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Vasectomy


Getting the Help You Need

Finding out that you have cancer can be overwhelming. Here at Newman Urology, your Las Vegas urologist, we are able to provide you with the guidance that you need. Dr. Lawrence Newman can perform an exam as well as advise you of the options that you have. In the event that you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, we will be able to give you options as well as discuss different nutritional aspects that can help with your prostate.


If you are in need of a screening for prostate cancer, call us today at 702-948-1199 to schedule an appointment.