Prostate cancer symptoms

How to know if it is a prostate cancer


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.

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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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