What are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

What are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

Not everyone with prostate cancer experiences symptoms of the disease. Oftentimes, the signs of prostate cancer are first detected during routine physical exams. While some prostate cancers spread very quickly, most develop at a slow rate.

Some men do, however, develop symptoms of prostate cancer, which include: changes in urinary function (need to urinate more frequently, difficulty starting or stopping urinating, weak urine flow, burning sensation when urinating, blood in urine) and changes in sexual function (difficulty in having and maintaining an erection, painful erections, blood in semen).

Other symptoms include unexplained stiffness and pain in the hips, lower back and upper thighs.

You should check with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms as they may be indicative of prostate cancer or other diseases/disorders.

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