Posted on : 29/10/2022 Views : 291
What's the difference between Enlarged Prostate (BPH) and Prostate Cancer?
Most of us would have come across the word ‘Prostate’ mentioned frequently by medical experts. For those who haven’t heard about it, the Prostate is a male reproductive gland situated at the base of the bladder. Its main objective is to assist in the reproduction process by secreting a fluid called Prostate fluid. While the Prostate gland by and large functions smoothly, as we age, there is every possibility of complications arising in the smooth functioning. Two of the well-known conditions that can affect the prostate glands are Enlarged Prostate and Prostate Cancer.
Now, most of us would think that both these conditions are similar but actually, they are different. According to the best urologists in Bangalore associated with United Hospital, both these conditions originate in the Prostate and that’s more or less the only similarity.
How different is an Enlarged Prostate compared to Prostate Cancer?
Efficient and experienced urology doctors associated with United Hospital,the best centre for prostate enlargement treatment in Bangalore, are of the opinion that both, Enlarged Prostate as well as Prostate Cancer can affect the Prostate Glands. In both these conditions the prostate glands get larger. However, in an Enlarged Prostate condition (also referred to as Benign Prostate Hyperplasia or BPH), the enlargement is not cancerous in nature as it is Benign and cannot spread. Comparatively, Prostate Cancer on the other hand can spread across to different parts of the body.
There are additional parameters which prove that these two medical conditions are different. Let’s take a look.
According to medical experts working with United Hospital, well-known for the best prostate treatment in Jayanagar, symptoms for BPH and Prostate Cancer can be as follows.
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
- Urge to pass urine
- Trouble while urinating
- Weak urine stream
- Inconsistent urination
- Pain while urinating
- Blood in your urine
- Trouble getting an erection
- Painful ejaculation
While the exact cause of Enlarged Prostate is not known, seasoned urologists associated with United Hospital Bangalore conclude that as we age, our prostate glands begin to get larger and every male will come across an enlarged prostate condition during his lifetime. Prostate Cancer starts when cells start to multiply out of control. It can be caused by changes to DNA, the genetic material that controls cell growth.
- Risk Factors
While Age is a common risk factor for developing both Enlarged Prostate and Prostate Cancer, Certain other factors can also lead to these two medical conditions according to urologists operating at United Hospital, the best urology hospital in Bangalore.
Many of these factors overlap too. A few are listed below.
- Underlying health condition
- Family history
- Dietary Changes over a considerable period
- Environmental changes
- Change in geographic location
- Underlying health condition
United Hospital is regarded as the best hospital for prostate enlargement treatment in Bangalore.
To confirm Enlarged Prostate, our doctors recommend the following tests.
- A urinary flow test to measure the speed of your urine flow.
- A post-void residual volume test to measure how much urine is left in your bladder after you urinate.
- Ultrasound Scan
- Biopsy of the Prostate
Based on the above test reports, doctors will recommend the appropriate treatment program.