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Benign prostate disease

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 28, PAGE NO: 53Vanessa Basketter, BSc, RGN, Dip(HE), is uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist, St Mary's Hospital, PortsmouthThe prostate is a chestnut-sized gland present in men. It is situated at the base of the bladder, surrounding the urethra like a doughnut. Once a man reaches middle age, the prostate grows and is a potential source of disease and disability (Bott and Kirby, 2002).

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