Does an enlarged prostate usually indicate prostate cancer?

NO. An enlarged prostate has nothing to do with prostate cancer. Prostate enlargement may lead to urinary problems, but the size of the prostate may not correlate with symptoms either.
No. Enlargement of the prostate is usually a benign condition, called BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia. Prostate cancer may present with enlargement, but it is often an infiltrative process that first spreads within the prostate gland and may later produce nodules that can be felt by rectal exam. Although both conditions are very common, one does not necessarily indicate the other.
No. Symmetric enlargement is not suggestive of prostate cancer, but rather it suggest bph, and may be associated with lower urinary tract symptoms. Prostate cancer is suspect in patient who have a nodular or asymmetric prostate and/ or a elevated psa. These patients usually have no urinary symptoms related to the cancer unless the disease is picked up in the late stages.

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Could prostate cancer appear in your bloodworm? Does having a swollen or enlarged prostate automatically indicate cancer?

Yes, No. Yes, sometimes prostate cancer can elevate your prostate specific antigen blood test. No, an enlarged swollen prostate is not necessarily cancerous, . It can just be the more common benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement.) for thorough evaluation and decision making you want to see a urologist. Read more...
Yes and no. Psa is a blood test help to look for prostate cancer, but it can also be high in other benign issues related to prostate. Enlarged or swollen prostate does not mean cancer , always need biopsy to confirm cancer if suspicious. You might want to get recommndation from a urologist. Read more...
NO. Elevation of screening prostate specific antigen (psa) is likely the first finding that leads to the eventual diagnosis of prostate cancer. However, an elevated psa is nonspecific and can occur with benign prostatic hypertrophy or prostatitis. An enlarged prostate is most likely a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer. The diagnosis of prostate cancer can only be made through a biopsy. Read more...

Enlarged prostate of 42 grams. DRE find it hard. P.S.A 4.51.age 56. should we worry prostate cancer?

See answer. The primary indications for prostate biopsy to detect prostate cancer are either an abnormal DRE (nodule, induration/hardness, asymmetry) and/or an elevated PSA >2.5-4.0 (depending on what cutoff and guidelines one chooses to use). A PSA of 4.51 and a "hard" prostate in a 56 y/o male would be definite indications for a prostate biopsy with the risk of finding prostate cancer ~35-65%. Read more...

Can BPH or enlarged prostate cause prostate cancer in the future?

No. BPH is not precancerous, however the two conditions can be present together and having one does not exclude the other. Read more...
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. Read more...

Had radium seeds for prostate cancer 3yrs ago still have a Foley due to enlarged prostate would a tur help to get rid of cath or any other way?

Could be more reason. Foley catheter for 3yrs is too long , you may have other problems for your bladder dysfunction, paralysis of bladder f, tumor infiltration etc or various reasons, need urodynamic studies to find the cause, speak to your doctor will explain , most likely all were done, if TUR helps your doctor might have done already, take a 2 nd opinion if you are not satisfied with answer good luck. Read more...
Possibly. I am sorry to hear that you still require a foley after a seed implant. This a very unusual complication. A TURP may help, but it does carry a higher risk of incontinence. Speak with a urologist and your radiation doctor to learn more about the risks you would personally face with this procedure. By the way, you probably had iodine, iridium, or cesium seeds as radium is not used for any more. Read more...

Can an ultrasound tell if it is a prostate cancer or just an enlraged prostate BPH and can BPH turn to cancer in 1 and a half year?

No and Possibly. A prostate biopsy is the most definitive way to distinguish BPH from cancer of the prostate. BPH doesn't "turn into cancer" but cancer can develop alongside bph. Read more...
See answer. Though prostate ultrasound may show prostate cancer (pca) if present, it's not or should not be used as a screening test for pca (as compared to dre and psa) because of the high rate of falsely positive and falsely negative findings. It is primarily used to determine prostate size and guide prostate biopsy (the definiive diagnostic test for pca). BPH often coexists with but does not turn into pca. Read more...