The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland within the male reproductive system that is involved in the production of semen. Prostate cancer develops when abnormal cells in the prostate gland grow uncontrollably and become malignant.1 The early stages of prostate cancer refers to cancer cells that have not spread beyond the prostate.
For the majority of men, prostate cancer develops slowly and may not cause any problems for many years.
Prostate cancer is the third most common cancer among men in Singapore. ¹