The Romanian Cancer League estimates that 177 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed annually in the Romania and that 7,3% men die from the disease each year. It is the second leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer.
Prostate Cancer is a malignancy of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized organ located under the bladder in males. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis.
‘The specific mechanisms that lead to the development of prostate cancer are still unknown, but several risk factors for the disease have been identified. Incidence increases with age; prostate cancer seldom develops before the age of 40 and is chiefly a disease found in men over the age 65 years. It is common in North America affecting 15 percent of American men in their lifetimes and in northwestern Europe, but rare in South America, the Near East, and Africa. In America, black males, suffer from the disease with 37 percent more often than white males, having the world’s highest incidence. Increasing evidence links diets rich in animal fats with prostate cancer.