most cases, prostate cancer is asymptomatic (the prostate cancer causes no symptoms) and may be suspected during
blood tests including Prostate-specific antigen
(PSA) test which normally increases due to certain diseases of the prostate gland: prostatitis and
prostate cancer for instance. Even when occur, prostate cancer symptoms are nonspecific and
may be similar to other benign diseases of the prostate such as prostatitis and BPH (benign prostatic
hyperplasia). In most cases, symptoms start emerging when the tumor increased the size of the prostate or spread
to other organs (metastatic prostate cancer).
stage, prostate cancer can cause the following signs and symptoms:
need to urinate, especially at night
need to urinate (urinary urgency)
to or stop start urinating
reduced urine stream
starts and stops
sensation or pain when urinating
of blood in the urine or semen (hematuria)
of not having completely emptied your bladder.
As the tumor
increase in size, other signs and symptoms may emerge that's why it is important to consider an early treatment. Late signs and symptoms of prostate cancer occur gradually as the tumor grows or spreads to
other parts of the body. Most often, late prostate symptoms include:
in the number of red blood cells
pain (especially back, hips, thighs and neck)
and/or the malfunction or failure of other organs associated with metastases (see cancer for info).