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Prostate Gland (Older)

The number of men that suffer from an enlargement of the prostate gland later in life is on the rise. Fortunately, in many cases this growth is non-cancerous. However, as instances of BPH increase, so do the number of sufferers of prostate cancer, one of the most common of all types of cancer. Indeed, it is already generally believed that most men have at least a small cancerous nodule in the prostate gland by the time they are 80, although many never realize it. In some cases, however, prostate cancer may spread to other areas of the body and cause serious problems. Thus, regular prostate exams are recommended, and younger individuals are usually advised to have any cancerous nodules promptly removed.


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