Prostate Cancer Symptoms Radical Prostatectomy The prostate is a small structure, size of nuts, leading to a system for the reproduction of human beings, it surrounds the urethra, the tube, with the urine from the body - there may be various problems with urination. At the start of prostate cancer is limited to the prostate itself, the majority of patients with this type of cancer live for years without problems. Recognized in its infancy, prostate cancer can be effectively treated and cured.