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Prostate Cancer – Early Warning

Urinary symptoms of prostate cancer

Because of the proximity of the prostate gland in relation to the bladder and urethra, prostate cancer may be accompanied by a variety of urinary symptoms. Depending on the size and location, a tumor may press on and constrict the urethra, inhibiting the flow of urine.

Some prostate cancer signs related to urination:

Burning or pain during urination
Difficulty urinating, or trouble starting and stopping while urinating
More frequent urges to urinate at night
Loss of bladder control
Decreased flow or velocity of urine stream
Blood in urine (hematuria)
Other prostate cancer signs & symptoms

Prostate cancer may spread (metastasize) to nearby tissues or bones. If the cancer spreads to the spine, it may press on the spinal nerves.

Other prostate cancer symptoms :

Blood in semen
Difficulty getting an erection (erectile dysfunction)
Painful ejaculation
Swelling in legs or pelvic area
Numbness or pain in the hips, legs or feet
Bone pain that doesn’t go away, or leads to fractures

While many men often choose to not let “things” bother them it is important to detect and treat prostate cancer early on before it spreads.  Going to the drug store and and picking up an  over the counter solution (which may or may not work) can also mask early warning signs.   If you are experiencing any issues make an appointment visit your general practitioner and honestly explain what is going on – if you are not sure get a second opinion with a urologist

Caught early prostate cancer can be treated and controlled

When it comes to prostate cancer silence is not a cure – real men speak up and real men get tested.

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