Know your prostate

What is the prostate gland?

  • Only men have a prostate gland. It’s usually the size and shape of a walnut and is situated just below the bladder.

  • It surrounds the uretha, which urine and semen pass through.

  • The main function of the prostate gland is to make some of the semen that carries sperm.

What can go wrong with the prostate gland?

 

Potential problems include:​

  • An enlarged prostate - this is the most common prostate problem and is not a form of cancer.

  • Prostatitis - an inflammation or infection in the prostate. This isn't a form of cancer either.

  • Prostate cancer.