Answers to Common Cancer Prevention Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cancer prevention.

What is the prostate, and what role does it play in a man’s health?

Dr. Ordway discusses the prostate and how it affects a man’s health. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript


The prostate is a gland found only in men. It is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).

The prostate holds cells that make up some parts of semen – the fluid that protects and nourishes sperm, according to the ACS.

For more information about the prostate, talk with your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joshua Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Douglas Gaker, MD, Premier Urology Center; J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Todd Hicks, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Kenneth Reed, DO, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Thomas Heck, MD, Gem City Surgical Breast Cancer Center

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