The Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

In its early stages, prostate cancer often does not cause symptoms. When symptoms do occur they can include any of the following problems, which are associated with the enlargement of the prostate gland : -

• Difficulty in urinating • Delays in urinating • Stopping and starting during urination • A weak stream of urine • Urinating more often than usual, especially overnight.

It is important to note that non-cancerous enlargements of the prostate, such as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostatitis , can also cause these symptoms, and many men with the above symptoms do not have prostate cancer.

Other symptoms of prostate cancer can include: • Blood in the urine • Pain and stiffness in the bones

Although these symptoms do not necessarily indicate the presence of prostate cancer, it is vital that you do go and see your doctor as soon as possible if you are suffering from any of these symptoms so that the cause can be diagnosed and any relevant treatment administered.