Prostate

The main parts of the male reproductive system are the testicles, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate gland, and penis.

The prostate is a small walnut-sized gland located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate produces a fluid that becomes part of semen.

It is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate gland secretes a fluid that helps to nourish and transport sperm. The prostate also helps to control urine flow from the bladder.

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. Prostate cancer occurs when there is an abnormal growth of cells in the prostate gland.

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. Prostate cancer occurs when there is an abnormal growth of cells in the prostate gland.

Prostate cancer usually develops slowly and may not cause any symptoms in its early stages. When symptoms do occur, they may include:

  • Trouble urinating.
  • Decreased force in the stream of urine.
  • Blood in the urine.
  • Painful ejaculation.
  • Swelling in the legs or feet.

If prostate cancer is found early, it may be treated successfully. Prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body is more difficult to treat.