Benign prostate hyperplasia, or BPH, is the term for the enlarging of the prostate. It’s common for the prostate to do this with age. BPH is not cancerous, but it can cause the prostate to press down on the urethra. This pressure can cause problems with urination. One may lose bladder control and feel the need to urinate very often.
Cancer of the prostate is caused by cells in the prostate dividing without control. It may cause no symptoms in its early stages. But as it advances, it can cause urinary problems. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men, but if caught early, the 5-year survival rate is very good.