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The prostate is a gland. 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. 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. 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, ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Prostate Surgery - TURP Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    ... scrotum. From there the sperm travels to the prostate through two specialized tubes called “vasa deferentia.” The ... is mixed with a special secretion from the prostate and the two seminal vesicles, which are located ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. ... Transurethral incision; TUIP; Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate; HoLep; Interstitial laser coagulation; ILC; Photoselective vaporization of ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Treating Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Men with Localized Prostate Cancer (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)  
    ... Cancer" /></a> Consumer Summary – Jul. 24, 2008 Treating Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Men With Localized Prostate Cancer Formats View PDF (PDF) 419 kB Download ...
  9. BPH; Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy); Prostate - enlarged ... The actual cause of prostate enlargement is unknown. Factors linked to aging and changes in the cells of the testicles may have a role in ...
  10. TURP; Prostate resection - transurethral ... used to remove the inside part of your prostate gland using electricity. ... if you have benign prostatic hyperplasia ( BPH ). The prostate gland often grows larger as men get older. ...
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