• What exactly is the Prostate?

    Asked by HotRodTodd on Saturday, January 19, 2013

    What exactly is the Prostate?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      The prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut in the male reproductive system. The function of the prostate is to secrete semen along with spermatozoa and seminal vesicle fluid.
      The prostate also contains some smooth muscles that help expel semen during XXX.

      over 4 years ago
    • fusilier's Avatar

      In addition to what nancyjac said, it wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside. There are a large number of nerve structures associated with it. That's why therapy for prostate cancer, whether surgery (my case), radiation, or chemo, can have effects on urinary continence and erections.

      Just remember, we are all in this, together.

      James 2:24

      over 4 years ago
    • Ross' Avatar

      HotRodTodd: Good responses from previous. The interesting thing about the male prostate is how often cancer is attracted to it and how much grief it gives men. Up until 3 1/2 years ago, I didn't think about the prostate and then the cancer is found. That's a life changer and with good treatment and intervention life can go on. Those of us with PC need to seek info, seek treatment and seek support. Best to all in treatment now.
      A survivor, Ross

      over 4 years ago
    • mgm48's Avatar

      I agree with all the others. But would add, they have figured out ways to do surgery without damaging the nerves involved so that most men (me included) do retain continence and with help erectile function. I'd also add that 8 years ago when I was first diagnosed, I found a study of 100 men who died at 90 years of age or more with no diagnosis of prostrate cancer. They did an examination of the prostate gland and found that 99 of the 100 had some cancer or precancer. Their conclusion was that if you live long enough you will have a problem with the gland. On that happy note...

      Keep it positive and smile :)

      over 4 years ago

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