The prostate is a gland in men that makes a liquid that forms part of semen. Its size is about 2 centimeters by 2 centimeters and is located in the pelvic area.
The prostate uses a male hormone called testosterone to work normally.
Some men have:
You are at higher risk for prostate cancer if you:
Talk to your doctor about testing for prostate cancer. Yearly check-ups with your doctor are important to look for cancers early.
Tests that should be done each year for men over age 50, or men of African descent over age 40, include:
If you have prostate cancer, your doctor will talk to you about your treatment choices. These may include:
If you have any questions, please speak to your treating physician.