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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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 As a prostate cancer survivor, Slive founded the Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research upon his retirement. Ron Higgins,, "Former SEC commissioner Mike Slive dies at age 77," 16 May 2018 In men, these anti-sperm antibodies might develop after an infection in the prostate or an injury to the testes that that triggers an immune response. Jennifer Gerson, Marie Claire, "Can Men Cause Fertility Issues?," 1 Oct. 2018 For example, Pennsylvania Hospital, which is part of the Penn Medicine system, did many prostate, colon and breast surgeries, but only one or two bladder and esophagus procedures. Marie Mccullough,, "Need cancer surgery in Pennsylvania? New online tool can help with the decision," 3 May 2018 The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide said., "Mitt Romney Treated for Prostate Cancer Last Year: AP," 8 Jan. 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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The first known use of prostate was in 1638

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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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