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prostate tumor

Posted by @jamino in Men's Health, May 6, 2012

My brother phoned me from Colombia (I live in New York City), to tell me that a biopsy had revealed that he had a benign prostate tumor. The doctor wants to remove it asap to avoid the possibility that the tumor becomes cancerous. My brother is undecided. He is 60 years old.

Regarding the prostate, I haven't seen any literature addressing the issue of "benign tumors". The talk is mostly about prostate cancer or elevated count. I'd appreciate any input.

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Posted by @neverceasing, Jun 18, 2012

According to the Mayo Clinic website, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for enlargement of the prostate gland. BPH is common in older men and noncancerous. An enlarged prostate can slow or block the flow of urine and can have upstream effects in the urinary tract, bladder and kidney. A variety of approaches work to control BPH. For more information, please review the link below:

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