pros·​tate | \ ˈprä-ˌstāt How to pronounce prostate (audio) \

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prostatic \ prä-​ˈsta-​tik How to pronounce prostatic (audio) \ adjective

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Brown died of prostate cancer at 78 in 2007 in Kennewick, Wash. Will Larkin,, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 93, Ed Brown," 5 June 2019 More and more men in their 40s, even 30s are being diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Local music picks for Phoenix: Flotsam and Jetsam, Wade Cota, Joey DeFrancesco, DaDadoh," 5 June 2019 His diagnosis was Stage 4 cancer of his prostate, bladder and liver. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "Loss of Life Advocates guides loved ones through tangled affairs of death," 13 May 2018 Men start having an extra blood test added to their regular yearly labs at age 50, for their prostate, called a PSA test. Dr. Yvette R. Cressey, idahostatesman, "Lots of help available to get healthier in 2018 | Idaho Statesman," 19 Jan. 2018 Plus, the rate for female breast cancer also dropped by 40 percent from 1989 to 2016, prostate cancer deaths dropped by 51 percent from 1993 to 2016, and colorectal cancer mortality also dropped by 53 percent from 1970 to 2016. Korin Miller, SELF, "Cancer Deaths Have Declined 27 Percent in 25 Years, But Not Everyone Is Seeing the Same Benefit," 8 Jan. 2019 Giuliani, like Milken, is a prostate cancer survivor. James F. Peltz,, "Anthony Scaramucci, L.A.'s Gary Winnick encouraging pardon for 'junk bond king' Michael Milken," 16 June 2018 David Koch is a prostate cancer survivor and has donated more than hundreds of millions to cancer research and medical facilities over the years. Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY, "Billionaire David Koch, in ailing health, steps away from a conservative political empire," 5 June 2018 In addition to spending his resources on conservative politics, David Koch, a prostate cancer survivor, has also given hundreds of millions of dollars to cancer research. NBC News, "David Koch stepping down from business and political network," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of prostate

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prostate

New Latin prostata prostate gland, from Greek prostatēs, from proïstanai to put in front, from pro- before + histanai to cause to stand — more at pro-, stand

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pros·​tate | \ ˈpräs-ˌtāt How to pronounce prostate (audio) \

Medical Definition of prostate

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Medical Definition of prostate (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being the prostate gland

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