No signs or prostate cancer symptoms can be caused in early stages, yet screening can detect changes that may indicate cancer. Screening includes a blood test which measures PSA levels. High levels suggest the presence of cancer.
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
The possible symptoms for prostate cancer include:
- Frequent urination
- The urge to urinate frequently at night
- Weak or interrupted urine flow
- Blood in the urine
- Pain or burning during urination
- Pain in the lower pelvic area
- Blood in the seminal fluid
- Discomfort or pain when sitting
- Erectile dysfunction
- Painful ejaculation
- Loss of appetite
- Advanced symptoms
The prostate cancer in advanced stages can indicate the following symptoms:
- Bone fracture or bone pain (especially in the hips, thighs, or shoulders)
- Back pain
- Weight loss
- Changes in bowel habits
When to see a doctor?
If you are concerned about any changes that you might encounter, please speak to your doctor. Beside general queries, the doctor will ask how long and how often you have felt the symptom(s). It is to help find out the cause of the problem through diagnosis.