August 30, 2020
AUG 30, patients and maladies: BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
-trophy: a Greek suffix, as in hypertrophy, atrophy or dystrophy, derived from trophe: nourishment
trophy: a decorated cup or other prize, from the Greek root tropaion, a rout or victory.
The author has had first-hand experience of these unpleasant symptoms. In fact, despite the comment in the verse, having BPH does not eliminate the chance of also having cancer. Consult your physician; they will likely do tests to ensure that cancer is not also present.
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