The Prostate

What Is The Prostate?

The prostate is a small gland about the size and shape of a chestnut.  It is situated just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the passage that carries urine from the bladder through the penis during urination. Women do not have a prostate.

What Is The Function Of The Prostate?

The prostate secretes fluid, which forms part of the semen in which sperm are transported.  During sexual activity and orgasm, the semen enters the urethra and passes along it, through the penis to the outside.  This is called ejaculation.

Male Genitourinary System

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

VPC Movember team 2014

Movember 2016

The Vancouver Prostate Centre has a team for Movember Canada's annual fundraiser.  With this year's slogan "Stop men dying too young", funds raised will support prostate cancer and mental health initiatives.  You can sponsor or join our team here, and learn more about Movember Canada here.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Friday, May 6, 2016

Dr. Alex Wyatt - The Future of Prostate Cancer Research

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Make A Difference

Help the Vancouver Prostate Centre fund research to find better treatments and a cure.

Movember