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Understanding Prostate Health
Anatomy of the Prostate Gland
The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the neck of a man’s bladder and urethra—the tube that carries urine from the bladder.
Men Over 50 Need Annual Prostate Exam
The best weapon against prostate cancer is catching it early.
Screening for Prostate Cancer
If you are a man, you are at risk for prostate cancer. The risk for prostate cancer increases with age. Your risk is also higher if you are African-American or have a family history of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that men over age 50 get tested for prostate cancer once a year.
What Do You Know About Prostate Health?
Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common.