Symptoms For Prostate Cancer
As he gets older, a man's concern for his health naturally increases and he might begin to wonder about the symptoms for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in the United States. The chance of developing prostate cancer increases for white men over 40, and black men and those with family risk factors over 50. The majority of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are over 65. Age, race, diet, a family history of the prostate cancer, and physical fitness are all determining health factors. Regular screening for prostate cancer is vital for the early detection and treatment of the disease. Here are things to look for in the early, middle and advanced stages of prostate cancer.
- Symptoms in the Early Stages of Prostate Cancer: Unfortunately, there are no obvious symptoms or warning signs that indicate the early development of prostate cancer. The best means of detecting prostate cancer very early on is to undergo regular screening.
- Symptoms in the Middle Stages of a Prostate Cancer: Certain symptoms may develop once a malignant tumor is present or if the cancer has spread to places in the body other than the prostate. Often the tumor will press against other tissue and cause symptoms. They may include: needing to urinate often; trouble beginning or ending the process of urinating; a urine stream that is weak or stops and starts; pain or burning when one is urinating or ejaculating; blood in the urine or semen.
- Symptoms in the Advanced Stages of Prostate Cancer: Advanced prostate cancer may cause the following symptoms and experiencing any one of these should be reason to contact your doctor. Symptoms include: Pelvic, lower back, or upper thigh pain or stiffness (which may be dull, deep, or arthritic); weight loss due to decreased appetite, nausea or vomiting; fatigue; swelling of the legs.