What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when it comes to prostate cancer symptoms.
One is that, it’s possible to have prostate cancer without any symptoms at all. The other is that prostate cancer symptoms are non-specific. This means that the symptoms of prostate cancer are also symptoms of other health conditions, so you can’t tell from symptoms alone whether you have prostate cancer or something else.
Symptoms of prostate cancer include the need to urinate often or all of a sudden, having a weak urine stream, painful urination, blood in your urine or semen, or pain in your lower back or pelvis. Some of these are also symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Because the symptoms of prostate cancer are non-specific, if you have any you should see your doctor. They can order tests that can distinguish between prostate cancer and other causes.