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British men largely unaware of the role of the prostate

Prostate Cancer UK has found in a study that British men have dangerously low levels of understanding in the role of the prostate.

Located below the bladder and in front of the rectum nourishes and protects sperm by producing a fluid component of sperm. More than 90% of the 1900 men surveyed were aware of the glands role, 20% were unaware they had the gland and over half didn’t know where the gland was located.

Prostate cancer is the cause for more than 10000 deaths in men per year. Weak urine flow, feeling as if the bladder hasn’t emptied , needing to run to the toilet or needing to urinate more frequently are all symptoms of prostate cancer.

Source: Cancer Research UK