This year we are launching Positively Blue. A charity here on the Costa del Sol, which will be dedicated to raising funds to provide FREE screening for prostate and male breast cancer.
Only men have a prostate gland. The prostate is usually the size and shape of a walnut. It lies underneath the bladder and surrounds the tube (the urethra) that men pass urine and semen through.
The three most common prostate problems are:
• An enlarged prostate – this is the most common prostate problem
• An inflammation or infection in the prostate, called prostatitis
• Prostate cancer
For some men, problems urinating could be a sign that they have a prostate problem, usually an enlarged prostate. Early prostate cancer doesn’t usually cause problems urinating.
Prostate cancer is curable while it is confined to the prostate, but very difficult to treat once it spreads outside the prostate, which is why early detection is imperative and why we have decided to set up this charity providing FREE screening.