Where is the prostate gland situated?
The prostate gland is an organ located in the male pelvis (see figure here). The urethra passes through the prostate gland after it leaves the bladder and before it reaches the penis. The function of the prostate is to secrete zinc and other substances into semen during an ejaculation. In the United States, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. About 80 percent of American men will have cancerous cells in their prostate gland by the age of 80. Prostate cancer occurs at higher rates in rich nations like the United States, but the rates are increasing everywhere.