As a service to our current and potential patients, Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC presents the following series of informational articles. These articles cover many aspects of Urology including conditions of the kidney, bladder, prostate and urinary function, and also sexual function. They also discuss common treatments and procedures for these conditions, as provided by Lowcountry Urology Clinics.
These articles are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to diagnose or recommend specific treatment options. Please refer to our Disclaimer page.
The prostate is a compound tubuloalveolar exocrine gland of the male reproductive system. The function of the prostate is to secrete a slightly alkaline fluid, milky or white in appearance, that usually constitutes roughly 30% of the volume of the semen, along with spermatozoa and seminal vesicle fluid. There can be complications with your prostate due to enlargement of the organ, cancer, or an infection.
It is important that you know that with a timely diagnosis and treatment, kidney cancer is a very survivable condition. If it is found early, the survival rate for kidney cancer ranges from between 79 to 100%. There are more than 100,000 survivors of kidney cancer in the USA today.