The prostate gland surrounds the urethra as it exits the bladder. Prostate problems after age 50 are very common. Having prostate problems does not necessarily mean you have cancer. Many prostate problems such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or prostate enlargement) and prostate cancer have similar symptoms.
You may experience symptoms such as:
Testing may include a digital rectal exam (DRE), prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, urinalysis, urodynamic tests, cystoscopy, ultrasound and biopsy.
Treatment depends on the prostate condition you are diagnosed with. The best course of treatment is a highly personalized decision that you should make with your doctor.