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The prostate is a small gland, about the size of a walnut, and is situated just below the male bladder. It produces fluid which binds with semen aiding in the motility of sperm.
The prostate is a small gland about the size of a walnut and is situated just below the male bladder.
Three Galway men are among those who joined with Meath GAA legend Sean Boylan, former Irish rugby international Tony Ward, former RTE broadcaster Michael Murphy and nine other prostate cancer survivors today to help the Marie Keating Foundation launch a new exhibition which aims to give hope and support to men affected by prostate cancer.
The prostate is a small gland, about the size of a walnut, and is situated just below the male bladder. It produces fluid which binds with semen aiding in the motility of sperm. Although many problems related to the prostate gland produce symptoms of a urinary nature, it is nonetheless considered to be an organ of reproduction. There is a high incidence of enlarged prostate in men over the age of 50. The majority of prostate problems are due to a condition called benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH, caused by an elevation of the powerful androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and oestrogen in prostate tissue.
A campaign to raise awareness of the importance of psychological support and a series of new meetings for advanced prostate cancer survivors was launched by Janssen, the Irish Cancer Society, and broadcaster Pat Kenny recently.
This evening is open to people from Donegal to Clare and to the midlands. Rachael Dalton is a clinical nurse specialist in prostate cancer survivorship who provides care, advice, support, and education for patients with prostate cancer.
Saolta University Health Care Group in conjunction with the Irish Cancer Society, is holding a prostate cancer information evening in Galway on Thursday November 12. It is open to people from Donegal right down to Clare and throughout the Midlands.
An information evening on prostate cancer will be held in Menlo Park Hotel on Thursday November 12.