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The prostate is located below the bladder. It produces some of the fluid in semen and is crucial to a man’s sex life.
The prostate often enlarges as men get older, but for two-thirds of men aged 50 or over this doesn’t cause any problems.
Prostate cancer is the most common of cancers in men in the UK and more than 11,000 men die from it every year, however if prostate cancer is diagnosed in the early stages the chances of survival are generally good.
Most men with early prostate cancer have no symptoms at all. Some of the symptoms of prostate cancer below can also be caused by other medical problems.
Symptoms of all prostate problems include:
- needing to pee often, especially at night
- difficulty starting to pee
- straining to pee or taking a long time to finish
- pain when peeing or during sex