Prostate

The prostate gland  is only found in men. It lies just beneath the bladder. It is normally about the size of a chestnut.

If a doctor suspects that you may have prostate problem, he or she will usually:

Examine the prostate gland. They do this by inserting a gloved finger through the anus into the rectum to feel the back of the prostate gland.

Do a blood test to measure the level of prostate specific antigen (PSA). PSA is a chemical which is made by both normal and cancerous prostate cells. Basically, the higher the level of PSA, the more likely that you have cancer of the prostate. However, a mild-to-moderately raised PSA can occur in conditions other than prostate cancer.

Please make an appointment with your doctor if you have any cocnerns.

 

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