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Quiz: Introduction to Prostate Cancer

  1. Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in American males and the leading cause of cancer death in males over 85.
  2. Since prostate cancer is most common in men over 65, it has never been diagnosed in men as young as 40.
  3. BPH is a malignant condition, similar to prostate cancer.
  4. Black men in Africa have a higher incidence of prostate cancer than do African-Americans in the States.
  5. Symptoms of prostate cancer include, among others, painful burning urination, blood in the urine or semen, and pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs.
  6. Ninety-five percent of prostate cancers begin in the tissues surrounding the gland.
  7. Even if the tumor is large enough to cause symptoms, it never spreads beyond its capsule.
  8. Involvement of seminal vesicles is an important prognostic indicator for prostate cancer.