Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Prostate cancer tends to grow without causing any signs or symptoms. It is discovered during blood tests – including prostatespecific antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal examination – performed for other medical conditions having symptoms related to prostate cancer(benign prostatic hyperplasia for instance). When symptoms finally emerge; it often indicates an advanced prostate cancer.

As the tumor grows within the prostate gland, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • frequent need to urinate, especially at night;
  • urgent need to urinate (urgency)
  • burning or pain during urination
  • urinary hesitancy/urinary intermittency (u rinary stream starts and stops)
  • sensation of incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • difficulty starting or stopping urinating, or inability to urinate
  • painful ejaculation
  • Presence of blood in urine or semen.

If the cancer has already spread into the lymph nodes in your pelvis or bones, you may also experience:

  • bone fractures
  • chronic bone pain
  • swelling in your legs
  • compression of the spinal cord
  • Pain or discomfort in your pelvic area.

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