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Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer: Introduction

Symptoms of prostate cancer can vary among individuals. However, there are often no symptoms in the early stages of prostate cancer. When symptoms do appear, they can include painful or difficult urination (dysuria), frequent urination (frequency), especially at night, bloody urine (hematuria) and an inability to urinate. Other symptoms can include weight loss, weakness, a poor appetite, and pelvic or back pain.

Untreated and/or advanced prostate cancer can grow and spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body, such as the bones, brain, lungs, and liver and can eventually become terminal....more about Prostate Cancer »

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Prostate Cancer includes the 23 symptoms listed below:

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Prostate Cancer: Complications

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Prostate Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Prostate Cancer:

Early prostate cancer often does not cause symptoms. But prostate cancer can cause any of these problems:

  • A need to urinate frequently, especially at night;

  • Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine;

  • Inability to urinate;

  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine;

  • Painful or burning urination;

  • Difficulty in having an erection;

  • Painful ejaculation ;

  • Blood in urine or semen; or

  • Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs.

Any of these symptoms may be caused by cancer or by other, less serious health problems, such as BPH or an infection. A man who has symptoms like these should see his doctor or a urologist (a doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the genitourinary system ). (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer: NCI)

Prostate Cancer as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Prostate Cancer, it is also important to consider Prostate Cancer as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Prostate Cancer may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Prostate Cancer. This signs and symptoms information for Prostate Cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Prostate Cancer signs or Prostate Cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Prostate Cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Prostate Cancer symptoms.

 

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