@malakai Hello, no it happens to every man as he gets older. Having an enlarged prostate is not cancer, and it does not raise your risk for prostate cancer. The exact cause of benign prostate enlargement is unknown, but research suggests that hormones probably play an important role in the condition's development. Younger men and anyone with a prostate produce high levels of testosterone and much smaller levels of estrogen. But as they get older, levels of testosterone decrease, which means they then have a higher proportion of estrogen in their body. It's been suggested that the relative increase in estrogen may stimulate prostate growth.