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The prostate is a gland in men. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine away from the bladder and out of the body. A young man's prostate is about the size of a walnut. It slowly grows larger with age. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. This is very common after age 50. The older men get, the more likely they are to have prostate trouble.

Some common problems are

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  1. Prostate Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    The prostate is a gland in men. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine away from ... and out of the body. A young man's prostate is about the size of a walnut. It ...
  2. Enlarged Prostate (BPH) (National Library of Medicine)  
    The prostate is a gland in men. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine out of the body. As men age, their prostate grows bigger. If it gets too large, it ...
  3. Prostate Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    The prostate is the gland below a man's bladder that produces fluid for semen. Prostate cancer is common among older men. It is ... men younger than 40. Risk factors for developing prostate cancer include being over 65 years of age, ...
  4. Prostate Cancer Screening (National Library of Medicine)  
    The prostate is the gland below a man's bladder that produces fluid for semen. Cancer screening is looking for ... treat. There is no standard screening test for prostate cancer. Researchers are studying different tests to find ...
  5. Prostate Cancer - What Is It? Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Prostate Cancer Introduction Cancer of the prostate is the most common form of cancer that affects men. ... to infections, drugs, tobacco, chemicals, or other factors. Prostate Anatomy The prostate is one of the male ...
  6. Prostate Surgery - TURP Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    ... outside through the urethra, located inside the penis. Prostate Kidney Bladder Urethra Ureter The penis is also ... scrotum. From there the sperm travels to the prostate through two specialized tubes called “vasa deferentia.” The ...
  7. Cancer - prostate; Biopsy - prostate; Prostate biopsy; Gleason score ... Prostate cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in men over age 75. Prostate ...
  8. ... Transurethral incision; TUIP; Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate; HoLep; Interstitial laser coagulation; ILC; Photoselective vaporization of ...
  9. Prostate-specific antigen; Prostate cancer screening test ... This test may be done to screen for prostate cancer. It is also used to follow patients ...
  10. Implant therapy - prostate cancer; Radioactive seed placement; Internal radiation therapy - prostate ... place the seeds that deliver radiation into your prostate. The seeds are placed with needles or special ...
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