What is the prostate?

The prostate is a walnut sized gland which lies beneath the bladder. The prostate surrounds the urethra (water-pipe) and its main function is to help to produce sperm. Testosterone, a hormone produced in the testicles, controls the growth of prostate cells. As men get older, their prostate tends to get larger.

Read on to find out more about risk factors, treatment and support.

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