Here at our New York prostate health center, first time visitors often present themselves with symptoms that are already in their advanced stage. Since early detection of prostate problems, whether its prostate cancer or non-cancerous prostate conditions, is the key to long-term survival, we encourage men to be more mindful of their bodies, particularly when it comes to their urinary function and habits.
The symptoms that you need to look out for include the following:
- Having the urge to pass urine more often than you normally do, particularly during the evenings
- Having the urge to rush to the washroom to pass urine
- Difficulty in passing urine
- A sense of not being able to empty the bladder
- Blood in the urine and/or semen
- Pain and/or discomfort when passing urine
It should be noted that the last two symptoms mentioned are not common for men with prostate cancer. Pain and the presence of blood in the urine is, every so often, associated with non-cancerous conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Prostate cancer in its early phase may not present itself with symptoms. By and large, the first symptoms to appear such as weight loss and back pain may be already associated with metastasis (spread of cancer cells to other organs such as the bone and liver).
Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment in New York
Dan Sperling, MD is a premier authority and pioneer in the use of MRI-Guided prostate imaging. His groundbreaking work at The Sperling Prostate Center represents a new paradigm in both the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Call us now at 877-605-2737 or fill out this contact form to request a consultation. We look forward to your visit!