The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system. It adds nutrients and fluid to sperm. Normally the size of a walnut, the prostate can be divided into right and left "lobes." It is located in front of the rectum, just below the bladder. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen through the penis.
What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men. One in seven men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.
Who gets prostate cancer?
Age: The chance of getting prostate cancer rises quickly after a man reaches age 50. Age is the most important risk factor for prostate cancer.