Enlarged Prostate Gland
This picture shows an enlarged prostate gland which has been removed. A normal healthy prostate gland is about 3-5 cm in length; in this image it is almost 7 cm. The prostate gland in this picture was removed not due to prostate cancer, but because of a less serious condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Regardless of its cause, an enlarged prostate gland can give urinary symptoms associated with early stage prostate cancer.