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What Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer

What is the Prostate?

The prostate is a gland, about the size of a walnut, located under the bladder and surrounding the upper part of the urethra. The urethra is a tube that carries urine and semen through the penis to the outside of the body. The prostate gland is found only in men. It produces semen, the liquid that carries the sperm when a man ejaculates.


What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer starts in the cells of the prostate gland. When a man has prostate cancer, the prostate cancer cells grow into a tumor. These cancer cells can also spread into other parts of the body.

What are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

The most common symptom of prostate cancer is no symptom at all.