The prostate is a gland that is just below the bladder, part of the male reproductive system. Problems with the prostate become more common as a man ages, and can include prostate cancer, a common cancer in men. This cancer can often be cured or controlled, especially if it's found and treated early. A screening test can help find cancer. Screening tests can often help detect prostate cancer before it causes any symptoms.
Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that form in one area and can spread throughout the body. Prostate cancer causes no symptoms in its early states. If you have urinary symptoms, there are more likely to be because of another health problem.