Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Not everyone experiences symptoms of prostate cancer. In fact, in many instances, signs of prostate cancer are first detected by a doctor during a routine check-up.

Some men, however, will experience changes in urinary or sexual function that might indicate the presence of prostate cancer. Common symptoms of prostate cancer include:

  • The urge to urinate frequently, especially at night
  • Difficulty starting and/or holding back urination
  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Difficulty in having an erection
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs

You should consult with your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms above.