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

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK (not counting non melanoma skin cancer).

Stages, types and grades

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and how far it’s spread. It helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.


Find out about survival for prostate cancer.


Your treatment depends on where your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health.

Advanced cancer

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

Practical and emotional support

Getting practical and emotional support can help you cope with a diagnosis of cancer, life during treatment and life after cancer.

Research and clinical trials

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

Last reviewed: 
22 May 2019

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