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.