Prostate cancer

Enlarged prostate

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. Learn more about BPH causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Prevalence of enlarged prostate

There is no accepted definition of what comprises BPH. The first microscopic changes of hyperplasia tend to develop in the prostate around age 35.

Symptoms of enlarged prostate

Symptoms can be related to the obstructive effect of prostate enlargement itself, to secondary effects of the obstruction on the bladder, or to the complications of BPH.

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