Terminology B


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BENIGN - Refers to a tumor that is not malignant and does not spread.

BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH) - A non–cancerous enlargement of the prostate that may cause difficulty in urination.

BIOPSY - A procedure that removes small samples of tissue from the body for examination.

BONE SCAN - A radiologic imaging study that utilizes a radioactive compound that is injected into a vein to identify abnormalities in the skeleton.

BOWEL SOUNDS - Gurgling noises made from normal movement of the intestines; these contractions are temporarily halted after surgery and/or anesthesia

BRACHYTHERAPY - A treatment in which radioactive material is inserted into and/or near the prostate.