Prostate cancer usually doesn't cause
symptoms in its early stages. When there are symptoms, they may include:
- Urinary problems, such as:
- Not being able to urinate at all.
- Having a hard time starting or stopping the flow of urine.
- Having to urinate often, especially at night.
- Having pain or burning during urination.
- Difficulty having an erection.
- Blood in your urine or semen.
- Deep and frequent pain in your lower back, belly, hip, or
Symptoms that may show that the cancer has spread, or
metastasized, to other parts of the body include:
- Weight loss.
- Bone pain, especially
in the lower abdomen, hip, pelvis, or lower back.
- Swelling in the
legs and feet.
For more information about prostate cancer that has come
back or spread, see the topic
Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
September 12, 2012
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