Do you know the symptoms of prostate cancer?
Read on to learn about prostate cancer symptoms, the significance of an enlarged prostate, and more.
Prostate cancer does not normally cause symptoms until cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra.
This normally results in problems associated with urination. Symptoms can include:needing to urinate more frequently, often during the night
needing to rush to the toilet
difficulty in starting to pee (hesitancy)
straining or taking a long time while urinating
feeling that your bladder has not emptied fully
Many men’s prostates get larger as they get older due to a non-cancerous condition known as prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Symptoms that cancer may have spread include:Frequent urination
Weak or interrupted urine flow or the need to strain to empty the bladder
Blood in the urine
The urge to urinate frequently at night
Blood in the seminal fluid
New onset of erectile dysfunction
Pain or burning during urination, which is much less common
Discomfort when sitting, caused by an enlarged prostate
If you are concerned about one or more of the symptoms or signs on this list, please talk with your doctor. Your doctor will ask how long and how often you have been experiencing the symptom(s), in addition to other questions. This is to help find out the cause of the problem, called a diagnosis.