In these dormant cases, patients can go for several decades without major difficulties which make it clinically unimportant. However, cancer eventually manifests itself in old age at least to some level of clinical development.
According to the University of Maryland Medical (2011), if not detected and intervention implemented at an early stage, prostate cancer spreads to other tissues though blood and other body fluids such as lymph. Despite the possibility of easily spreading to other parts of the body, cancer does not necessarily present as potent cancer as other cancers. The main difference it has with other forms of cancers is its relatively slower growth. While cancer is ordinarily supposed to grow quickly and uncontrollably, prostate cancer is a slow-growing form of malignant tumor.
However lenient this cancer seems by its slow growth, it is a major cause of death in many men, especially in old age. Prostate cancer catches up with the old and severely affects their health to such an extent that they finally succumb. As a death cause, prostate cancer is presented by its spread to other vital organs in advanced stages, which could otherwise be stopped if diagnosed at initial stages of development.
Some of the issues that screening in early detection of prostate cancer presents includes the issue of awareness of the impact of cancer on health. According to Masson and Moffat (2003, p19), the decision-making process becomes difficult for men to undergo relevant screening and the subsequent intervention becomes equally difficult. For many men, it is a remote reality that a condition without symptoms at one stage of their lives could become an issue of urgency and possible therapy.