Signs And Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer
The signs and symptoms of prostate cancer usually do not appear when the cancer is in its early stages. Certain symptoms of prostate cancer can be easily confused with another condition. It is important that men, particularly those in high risk groups, older men and men with a family history, get regular screenings for prostate cancer.
- Trouble urinating, Common signs and symptoms of prostate cancer include difficulty urinating and the feeling that you constantly have to pee. You may notice that you have trouble starting to urinate and then difficulty stopping. A common symptom of prostate cancer is waking up frequently during the night to urinate. It may burn when you pee, which may lead you to think that you have a urinary tract infection or other condition. If you have trouble urinating, you should see your doctor.
- Erection problems. Other signs and symptoms of prostate cancer include pain when ejaculating, difficulty getting an erection and blood in the semen. You may also have bloody urine. These symptoms may also be signs of an infection of the prostate or erectile dysfunction, so you should make an appointment with you doctor if you experience any of them to determine the cause.
- Back pain. If the prostate cancer has spread to other parts of the body, particularly the bones, you may experience a deep pain in your lower back and legs.
- Movement difficulties. In some cases, symptoms of prostate cancer include difficulty walking, since the cancer may have spread to the vertebrae. If prostate cancer has spread to the spine, it is possible for the backbone to collapse, putting pressure on the spine and nerves.