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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.
What Do You Know About Prostate Health?
Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common.
Ask the Doctor About Prostate Checks
After age 50, men need their prostate gland checked at least once a year.
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.