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The prostate produces fluid for semen and wraps around the urethra, below the bladder and in front of the rectum.
As there are often no warning signs, prostate cancer may be diagnosed through:
Active surveillance for Prostate Cancer:
Therapies to kill the prostate cancer cells:
Prostate Cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer and cause of cancer death in American men. Early stage prostate cancer does not present symptoms, but signs of advanced tumors include:
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (enlargement of the prostate). A non-cancerous overgrowth of muscle and cells that contributes to lower urinary tract symptoms through the obstruction of the flow of urine in the urethra or weak/dribbling stream of urine. It is the most common benign tumor found in men and includes a host of the following symptoms
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Prostate Cancer and Erectile DysfunctionFifty percent of men have enlarged prostates by age 50. Our physicians explain symptoms and side effects of benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and other male health conditions.
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