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Understanding Prostate Health

  1. 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.

  2. Ask the Doctor About Prostate Checks

    After age 50, men need their prostate gland checked at least once a year.

  3. 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.

  4. What Do You Know About Prostate Health?

    Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common.