Anatomy of the Prostate Gland

Prostate cancer often presents no signs or symptoms. Therefore, skilled urologists on staff at the Beaumont Cancer Institute bring their experience and knowledge to bear in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. They can determine if an enlarged prostate is benign or associated with cancer. Confidently, they are backed by the laboratories at Beaumont that perform 11 million tests a year.

For patients with prostate cancer, Beaumont continues to be one of the most progressive institutions, employing all of the latest innovative technologies and treatment techniques to find the personal treatment plan with the best chance of success.

For more information about prostate cancer, click on the links below:

Diagnostic Procedures for Prostate Cancer
Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

For more information about the Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic at Beaumont, call 877-BEAT-CANCER (877-232-8226) today.

Illustration of the anatomy of the male reproductive tract

Facts about the prostate gland:

The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the neck of a man’s bladder and urethra - the tube that carries urine from the bladder. It is partly muscular and partly glandular, with ducts opening into the prostatic portion of the urethra. It is made up of three lobes: a center lobe with one lobe on each side.

Function of the prostate gland:

As part of the male reproductive system, the prostate gland’s primary function is to secrete a slightly alkaline fluid that forms part of the seminal fluid, a fluid that carries sperm. During male climax (orgasm), the muscular glands of the prostate help to propel the prostate fluid, in addition to sperm that was produced in the testicles, into the urethra. The semen then leaves the body out through the tip of the penis during ejaculation.

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