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    Researchers don't know all of the functions of the prostate gland. But they do know that the prostate gland plays an important role in both sexual function and urinary function. It is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages. It's likely that, as a man, you may have some type of prostate problem in your lifetime.

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    Many prostate problems are quite common and may happen to men of all ages. These include prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), impotence, and urinary frequency, hesitancy, and incontinence.

    Cancer of the prostate is also a common and serious health concern. It is a common form of cancer among men. What can you do to protect yourself? Talk with your health care provider to learn more about the pros and cons of screening for prostate cancer to help you decide if it is right for you.

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    For more information or to schedule an appointment for a screening, please call 718-818-1234 or visit Richmond University Medical Center at 355 Bard Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10310.

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