Prostate cancer symptoms
How to know if it is a prostate cancer
SYMPTOMS THAT PROSTATE CANCER CAUSES
Prostate cancer is a disease that can occur in men aged 60 y, and the incidence increases with age. It does not usually appear before you are 40.
If not treated early, the cancer cells can leak into the surrounding tissues and reproduce the tumor (metastasis).
It has not to be confused with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), which is an impairment caused by aging itself.
Symptoms of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer can be asymptomatic in the early stages of the disease due to its slow evolution as generally occurs in the anterior lobe of the prostate, so that the clinical manifestations of urinary obstruction appear late.
For early detection of prostate cancer and to improve the effectiveness of treatment, men aged 60 or more must carry out medical checks periodically.
The main symptoms of prostate cancer are:
- Difficult urination (Due to the pressure of the tumor on the urethra)
- Forced urination
- Failure to pass any urine
- Burning when urinating , which may indicate a urinary tract infection because of the inability to remove all urine
- Urinating little, but often
- Urinate 2 or 3 times during the night
- Greater difficulty starting urination
- Dribbling at end of urination
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence
- Urinary incontinence that occurs with loss of urine constantly
- Worsening of earlier symptoms
- Blood in the urine
- Blood in seminal fluid
Because this type of cancer may be asymptomatic in the early stages of the disease, sometimes before symptoms manifest metastasis of prostate cancer can occur.
These symptoms can be different depending on the affected tissue, such as bone pain, pelvic pain, etc..
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.