South African men have a 1:19 risk of developing PCa, according to the National Cancer Registry. Various factors contribute to the risk of PCa including genetics and environmental exposures. The prostate is roughly 3cm long and weighs about 20gr. Despite its size, it plays a major role in male reproduction. The prostate consists of epithelial cells (luminal, basal, and neuroendocrine [NE]), stem cells, and stroma including fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells, myofibroblasts, blood vessels, autonomic nerve fibres, various immune cells, and extracellular matrix components.

The prostate is roughly 3cm long and weighs about 20gr. Despite its size, it plays a major role in male reproduction [Image: Shuttertsock].

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