A Part of the University of Maryland Medical Center

Connect with UMGCC
Facebook Twitter YouTube Blog iPhone
Email PageEmail page Print PagePrint page

Home >Information for Patients > Dictionary Index

Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Prostatitis crónica/síndrome de dolor pelviano crónico

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (KRAH-nik prah-stuh-TY-tis/ KRAH-nik PEL-vik payn SIN-drome)
A condition of the prostate gland that continues or gets worse over a long period of time. Symptoms include body aches, pain in the lower back and genital area, a burning feeling during urination, and problems with emptying the bladder all the way. Also called CP/CPPS.

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