Recently, in the month of May 2022, a study funded by Cancer Research UK has presented a paper to the European Congress on Obesity in the Netherlands and it stated that after going through several research papers and examining 2.5 million (25 Lakhs) men, obese men are more likely to die from prostate cancer.
Like any other cancer, growth of abnormal cells in the prostate gland leads to prostate cancer. Prostate is a male only gland (not present in females)that sits right below the bladder and the urethra extending from the bottom of the bladder till the tip of the penis goes right through the prostate gland.
Prostatitis, also called prostate infection is one of prostate problems wherein the prostate and the surrounding area gets inflamed. Prostate gland sits right below the bladder. The urethra that carries urine (and seminal fluids) runs through the middle of the prostate gland till the tip of the penis. When the prostate gland is inflamed, the most common symptom is problem urinating. However, some men may not see any symptoms due to prostatitis.
BPH is the enlargement of the prostate gland which is caused due to overgrowth of the cells inside the prostate. When the prostate grows in size, it squeezes the urethra passing through it resulting in problems with urination and ejaculation. BPH is not the same as prostate cancer but can affect one’s quality of life with urination and other problems.
Prostate cancer develops inside the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is found to be the one of leading cancer types in large Indian cities such as Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Mumbai. Unwanted growth of cells is found in the prostate gland. If the cells are non cancerous, they don’t cause any threat to life of the person. Such cells once removed usually don’t return / grow back.