Prostate Enlargement: Frequently Asked QuestionsMonday, April 23, 2012 - 16:22
Here are some frequently asked questions related to prostate enlargement.
Q: Can my prostate enlargement turn into prostate cancer?
A: There is no relationship between BPH and a cancerous growth in the
Q: Should I have surgery if my symptoms are only mild or moderate?
A: How badly your symptoms interfere with the quality of your life should be used as the guiding principle. If your symptoms are just a daily inconvenience, you may not require any form of treatment.
Q: Shouldn't I follow a more conservative approach by using medical treatments, rather than a surgical approach with its possible complications?
A: A conservative approach is usually the best approach. The use of an
Q: How do I determine what treatment option is best for me?
A: To the extent possible, you should take charge of the treatment of your disease through discussions with your physician. To accomplish this, you will need to learn a good deal about your disease and its treatment. This knowledge and your physician's guidance will enable you to determine the most appropriate treatment option, given your symptoms and the nature of the prostate enlargement. Potential improvement in quality of life should be a guiding principle in the selection of a treatment option.