Prostate Cancer: Symptoms
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer often causes no symptoms in its early stages. By the time symptoms start, the cancer may have spread outside the prostate. When that happens, it’s harder to treat.
These are the symptoms that can occur:
A need to urinate often, especially at night
Weak or interrupted urine flow
Trouble starting to urinate
Trouble emptying the bladder
Being unable to urinate
Painful or burning when you urinate
Blood in your urine or semen
Pain or stiffness in your lower back, hips, ribs, or upper thighs
Loss of ability to have an erection
Weakness or numbness in legs or feet
When to see your health care provider
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. But it is important to see your health care provider if you have these symptoms. Only a health care provider can tell if you have cancer.