What Exactly Does the Prostate Do?


Prostate health is important for men, but many men don’t know where their prostate is or what its purpose is. In this Heatherwood and Wexham Hospital video, narrated by consultant urological surgeon Dr. Marc Laniado, viewers can learn about the prostate and the role it plays in the male reproductive system.

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The video explains that there are three things that can go wrong with the prostate: a man can get benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) where the prostate enlarges and squeezes the urethra causing problems with urination, prostatitis where the prostate becomes infected and inflamed and finally, prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men.

Learn about possible risk factors for prostate cancer here. 

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