I have an enlarged prostate gland. Does this put me at greater risk for prostate cancer?

Our answer comes from Peter Schulam, M.D., chairman of the department of urology at Yale School of Medicine, and head of the prostate and urologic cancers program at Yale Cancer Center. He writes:

“An enlarged prostate does not put you at an increased risk for prostate cancer.  Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), however, can result in an elevated PSA and anyone with an elevated PSA should be evaluated by a physician to rule out prostate cancer.”

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