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Mattie Talbert Biology 101 Lab Toya Glover 19 March, 2008 “Prostate Cancer” “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed and is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men.” (Tanagho, McAninch 406). Prostate cancer is becoming an epidemic in America; but there are many treatment options and since it is so common, many doctors have years of experience with prostate cancer. The prostate gland is only in men and is part of the reproductive system. It has seminal fluid, which is what sperm get nourishment from and is also part of the semen. The prostate sits under the bladder, and ventral to the rectum. Since it borders the top part of the urethra, “if the prostate grows too large, the flow of urine can be slowed or stopped.” (Matthews 50). Cancer is when cells keep dividing, even when they are not necessary, causing a tumor. Prostate cancer is linked to chromosome one and the X chromosome. The gene that causes prostate cancer exists on chromosome one. This gene causes a higher chance
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SOC, BIO 101 taught by Professor Boiter,glover during the Spring '08 term at Midlands Tech.

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