The Prostate Gland

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland present in men only. It makes the fluid that carries and nourishes sperm. The prostate sits in front of the rectum ('back passage') and just below the bladder.

Prostate Gland

Prostate cancer is a growing problem in this country as men live longer. When it starts, there are no symptoms, and it can be present for a long time before a man can be aware of it. It is now the second commonest cause of death from cancer in men after lung cancer.

Prostate cancer can be detected early using the PSA test, PCA3 score, and subsequent prostate biopsies. The decision on what to do afterwards can sometimes be difficult, but includes close monitoring, key hole or robotic prostatectomy, brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy.  Treatment options are decided after discussion with you..