Expert Video - What is prostate cancer? Why should all men understand prostate cancer disease?

Dr. Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH, an expert in men's health, explains what prostate cancer is and the importance of understanding the disease and identifying it early. Prostate cancer occurs when cells in the prostate grow out of control. Not including skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Dr. Bonhomme also talks about prostate changes that are not cancer, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis. Prostate cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stages and is one of the most manageable and curable cancers when detected early.

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This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Ferring, Janssen Biotech, Pfizer, and Sanofi Genzyme.

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