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View in Spanish: Hiperplasia prostática benigna

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (beh-NINE prah-STA-tik HY-per-PLAY-zhuh)
A benign (not cancer) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called benign prostatic hypertrophy and BPH.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.