prostate cancer

Pronunciation: (PROS-tayt KAN-ser)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the male reproductive and urinary systems, showing the prostate, testicles, bladder, and other organs.

2005-10-24 Date last modified: 2006-11-07