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Can women get prostate cancer?

By Anonymous January 8, 2013 - 5:20pm
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No. Women do not have a prostate gland.

January 8, 2013 - 5:36pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

You need to do some research Maryann, because according to what I have been finding out on my research YES a woman can get it and yes with do have one but it is much much smaller than a man's. I found this to be shocking but it gave me insite to what a male friend of mine told me about his wife dying from it, so yes it can happen.

February 20, 2013 - 6:22am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

In female human anatomy, the Skene's glands, which are known as the lesser vestibular glands, periuretheral glans, U-spots or female prostate, are glands located on the anterior wall of the vagina, around the lower end of the urethra. They drain into the urethra and near the urethral opening. These glands are surrounded with tissue, which includes the part of the clitoris that reaches up inside the vagina and swells with blood during sexual arousal.

In male human anatomy, the prostate is a gland located between the bladder and the penis, just in front of the rectum. The urethra runs through the center of the prostate, from the bladder to the penis, letting urine flow out of the body. The prostate secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. During ejaculation, the prostate squeezes this fluid into the urethra, and it’s expelled with sperm as semen.

Referring to the Skene's glands as a prostate gland is anatomically and physiologically incorrect and not something a medical professional would do.


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