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View in Spanish: Hipertrofia prostática benigna

Benign prostatic hypertrophy (beh-NINE prah-STA-tik hy-PER-troh-fee)
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 hyperplasia and BPH.

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