It is crucial to men’s health to understand the difference in symptoms between an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer. Knowing these differences can help patients determine which treatments they need to follow. While both of these conditions affect the prostate gland below a man’s bladder, Happy Urology can show you how to tell them apart so you can be treated properly.
Both benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, and prostate cancer cause the gland to become swollen. Both are also common among men.
BPH and prostate have similar symptoms, making it hard to tell the two apart at times. For whatever reason, the prostate getting larger squeezes the urethra and can cause enough pressure to prevent urine from going through the urethra and out the body.
Symptoms of enlarged prostate and prostate cancer:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to our South Florida Urology office about scheduling an appointment soon. Signs of prostate cancer often don’t show until the cancer has grown large enough to put that pressure on the urethra. Don’t wait to get the answers you need to take care of yourself. Below we have listed some additional symptoms of prostate cancer:
There are different levels of treatments for both. For mild to moderate BHP symptoms, doctors might prescribe one of the following:
For more severe BPH symptoms, doctors use surgery to treat:
Prostate cancer treatments include:
If you are still having trouble knowing the difference in symptoms between an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer, contact us. You can talk with one of the best urologists in Miami about your diagnosis and all the treatment options.