How Your Urologist Checks for Prostate Health

How Your Urologist Checks for Prostate Health

by Crystal (SU)
Prostate cancer is the most common form of [non-skin] cancer for men in the United States. A part of the men’s reproductive system, the prostate is located below a man’s bladder and to the front of the rectum. When healthy, your prostate is about the size of a walnut; when diseased, your prostate will enlarge to the point where it will affect the encased urethra, the tube that empties the bladder of urine. An abnormal prostate can also negatively affect sexual function, as it produces fluid that is integral to semen.