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Does benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) increase your risk of developing prostate cancer?

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Based on research to date, the answer is no. But BPH and prostate cancer have similar symptoms, and a man who has BPH may have undetected cancer at the same time.

From: Enlarged Prostate WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

FDA.

American Urological Association.   "Early Detection of Prostate Cancer."

American Cancer Society.  "American Cancer Society Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection."

Medical News Today. 

The National Library of Medicine. 

Urological Sciences Research Foundation.

Bent, S.  

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. "Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. "Prostate Cancer Screening Final Recommendation."

Massachusetts General Hospital. "Laser photo-vaporization of the prostate (PVP)."

Medscape. "Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy of the Prostate (TUMT)."

UpToDate.com. "Transurethral procedures for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia." "Medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia."  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 07, 2018

SOURCES: 

FDA.

American Urological Association.   "Early Detection of Prostate Cancer."

American Cancer Society.  "American Cancer Society Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection."

Medical News Today. 

The National Library of Medicine. 

Urological Sciences Research Foundation.

Bent, S.  

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. "Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. "Prostate Cancer Screening Final Recommendation."

Massachusetts General Hospital. "Laser photo-vaporization of the prostate (PVP)."

Medscape. "Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy of the Prostate (TUMT)."

UpToDate.com. "Transurethral procedures for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia." "Medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia."  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 07, 2018

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