ABRONS FAMILY PRACTICE
Choosing a Family Doctor
A family doctor is a doctor who takes care of the whole family. Family doctors create caring relationships with patients and their families. They really get to know their patients. They listen to them and help them make the right health care decisions. Family doctors take care of the physical, mental and emotional health of both their patients and their patient's families. They know your family's health history and how it can affect you. They are trained to care for you through all stages of you life.
What is prostate cancer?
The body is made up of many types of cells. Normally, cells grow, divide and the die. Sometimes, cells mutate (change) and begin to grow and divide more quickly than normal cells. Rather than dying, these abnormal cells clump together to form tumors. If the tumors are cancerous (also called malignant tumors), they can invade and kill your body's healthy tissues. From these tumors, cancer cells can metastasize (spread) and form new tumors in other parts of the body. By contrast, tumors that are not cancerous (also called benign tumors) do not spread to other parts of the body. Prostate cancer is abnormal cells in the prostate gland.