Clinical update

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men – one in eight will develop it at some time
Location of the prostate

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men – one in eight will develop it at some time

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Essential facts

Prostate cancer starts in the prostate gland, at the base of the bladder in men. It surrounds the first part of the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder.

The prostate gland helps in the production of semen, which is also carried in the urethra.

Cancer of the prostate gland is the most common cancer in men, and one in eight will develop it during their lifetime.

Despite more than 10,800 men dying from prostate cancer per year across the UK, awareness about the prostate and its role remains alarmingly low, according to Prostate Cancer UK. A survey of 2,000 men found half did not know where the prostate was located in

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