Frequently Asked Questions
10. Are there other conditions that have symptoms like prostate cancer?
Yes. Any of the symptoms caused by prostate cancer may also be due to enlargement of the prostate, which is not cancer.
As men age, the prostate may get bigger. A bigger prostate may block the flow of urine from the bladder and cause problems with sexual function. This condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is not cancer, but surgery may be needed to correct it. The symptoms of BPH or of other problems in the prostate may be like symptoms of prostate cancer.