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Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not actually cause
But these 2 keep company.
Big prostates casuse bladder outlet symptoms (frequency, urgency, sleep interrupting need to pee), and this brings men in for checks, include psa. Depending on psa level and rate of change, biopsies are done. Perhaps many can be watched, but obstructive symptms need treatment. Finasteride can be used as a prosca preventitive and shrink prostate over time.

In brief: Not actually cause
But these 2 keep company.
Big prostates casuse bladder outlet symptoms (frequency, urgency, sleep interrupting need to pee), and this brings men in for checks, include psa. Depending on psa level and rate of change, biopsies are done. Perhaps many can be watched, but obstructive symptms need treatment. Finasteride can be used as a prosca preventitive and shrink prostate over time.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Bph
No.

In brief: Bph
No.
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Dr. Howard Usitalo
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
BPH is not precancerous, however the two conditions can be present together and having one does not exclude the other.

In brief: No
BPH is not precancerous, however the two conditions can be present together and having one does not exclude the other.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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