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Does an enlarged prostate require treatment?

Q. Does an enlarged prostate require treatment?

A. It’s very common for the prostate to grow larger with age, beginning at around age 40 in some men and affecting nearly all men by the time they reach 80. The condition, also referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is not a sign of prostate cancer, although the two conditions can occur in the same man.

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