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Updated 24 May 2013

Spot prostate cancer early

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men.

The prostate gland, roughly the same size and shape as a walnut, is one of the glands involved in the male reproductive system. The prostate is involved in producing the fluid in which sperm is transported during the male orgasm. The prostate is located in front of the rectum and just below the bladder and the tube (called the “urethra”) that carries urine from the bladder out through the tip of the penis, runs through the prostate.

While this may vary, some symptoms associated with prostate cancer include:
  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent urination, especially at night
  • Weak urinary stream
  • Inability to urinate
  • Interruption of urinary stream (stopping and starting)

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