Urology Center of Englewood

Prostate

The prostate is a walnut-sized, male sex gland responsible for producing some of the fluid that forms semen. It is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum, and surrounds part of the urethra. The prostate is enclosed by a capsule that separates the prostate from the rest of the body.

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. Each year in the United States, more than 240,000 men are diagnosed with the condition. Other common prostate problems include benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis. To learn more, click on one of the following: