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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome  listen  (KRAH-nik PROS-tuh-TY-tis/KRAH-nik PEL-vik payn SIN-drome)

  A condition of the prostate gland that continues or gets worse over a long period of time. Symptoms include body aches, pain in the lower back and genital area, a burning feeling during urination, and problems with emptying the bladder all the way. Also called CP/CPPS.