What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is cancer of the prostate gland. Find out about who gets prostate cancer and the most common type.

Symptoms of prostate cancer

Read about possible symptoms of prostate cancer and when to see your doctor.

Getting diagnosed

Your GP will ask you about your symptoms including what they are, when you get them and whether anything you do makes them better or worse.

Risks and causes

Your risk of developing prostate cancer depends on many things including age and ethnicity.

Stages, types and grades

Get information about how doctors stage prostate cancer, the Gleason score and the different types of prostate cancer.

Treatment for prostate cancer

Your treatment depends on a number of factors including how big the cancer is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and how well you are.

Advanced prostate cancer

Advanced prostate cancer means that a cancer that began in the prostate has spread to another part of the body.


Survival depends on many factors including the type of your prostate cancer and how well you are overall. 

Living with prostate cancer

Get practical and emotional support to help you cope with a diagnosis of prostate cancer, and life during and after treatment.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Last reviewed: 
22 May 2019
Next review due: 
22 May 2022
Coronavirus and cancer

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