Prostate cancer symptoms

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How to know if it is a prostate cancer


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Identify the symptoms of prostate cancer in time and establish all the appropriate preventive measures to prevent it, its early detection will be key to improve the prognosis of the most frequent cancer among men.

Symptoms of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer usually progresses slowly and is asymptomatic in the early stages of the disease. In addition, since it usually occurs more frequently from the age of 50, at which age the incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia also increases, the symptoms of both pathologies can be confused.

Some of the symptoms it can cause are:

  • Difficulty urinating (due to pressure from the tumor on the urethra)
  • Decreased urination force (weak or interrupted voiding flow)
  • Difficulty passing all urine
  • Pain or burning when urinating
  • Frequent and little urination
  • Frequent voiding urgency at night
  • Greater difficulty initiating urination
  • Drip when you finish urinating
  • Urinary incontinence that manifests itself with constant loss of urine
  • Aggravation of the above symptoms
  • Blood in the urine or seminal fluid
  • Aggravation of the above symptoms

Unfortunately, sometimes it is metastatic symptoms, such as bone pain, weight loss, or leg swelling (edema), that set off all the alarms.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

17 July, 2020

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