Prostate Cancer Symptoms
Prostate cancer doesn't show its face early on, so without symptoms it can be nearly impossible to detect in the early stages. That is why it is so important to take precautionary measures through early detection.
Knowledge really is power when it comes to beating prostate cancer. Know your score. Know when a year has passed since your last PSA test and get in the game by getting tested.
There are no noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer while it is still in the early stages. In order to find prostate cancer in its most treatable form, it must be caught before symptoms appear. In more advanced stages, symptoms may include:
- Difficult or frequent urination
- Difficulty having an erection
- Blood in the urine
- Frequent pain in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs
Symptoms should be reported to your primary care doctor, who will then determine if you need to see a urologist. Any change in the:
- Quality or quantity of semen
- Pain on ejaculation
- Loss of potency or libido
should be reported to your doctor. This includes frequent urination at night, difficulty starting or incomplete urinating.