Symptoms of Prostate Cancer Worrying You?

There are many potential symptoms of prostate cancer. You should be aware of these as early intervention can radically reduce the longer term risks and in many cases prevent you from worrying unnecessarily.

If you are experiencing any of the following signs you don't need to be alarmed but you most certainly should see you GP as soon as possible to investigate the cause

10 Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

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    Difficulty starting or stopping the urine flow
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    Urgency of needing to urinate
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    Frequent need to urinate, particularly at night
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    Loss of bladder control
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    Weak flow
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    Pain or burning sensation during urination
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    Difficulty having an erection
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    Pain at ejaculation
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    Blood in urine or semen

You can find more details on the Cancer Research website

Your GP will carry out some basic tests, depending on your own personal symptoms, which will include a blood test to check your PSA level and potentially a referral to a specialist urologist for more detailed investigation.

In the worst case, should cancer be diagnosed, there are now even greater chances of successful treatment with the advent of more advanced medical technology.

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer - Could Be Non Cancerous

Prostate cancer is often slow-growing and symptoms may not be evident for many years. Generally the signs only occur when the cancer is large enough to put pressure on the urethra. However, the good news is that the prostate can also become enlarged due to a non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

If you are concerned about any of these signs, or you know a man who is, seek guidance from a GP as soon as possible.

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