Things to remember
The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ that produces fluids that feed and protect sperm cells.
The three most common forms of prostate disease are inflammation (prosaiis), non-cancerous enlargement (BPH), and prostate cancer.
A man in his 50s or 60s should discuss having his prostate gland checked with his doctor.
For those men with a family history of prostate disease (or particular concerns), prostate checks might be considered earlier.