Different types of cancers are known to be “silent killers” since they are usually detected only after they have reached the later stages. But that doesn’t have to be the case every time – especially for prostate cancer. Although this type of cancer may not have any signs and symptoms during its early stages, it is best to know what signs and symptoms it may cause later on.
More Advanced Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
Watch out for the following manifestations of prostate cancer in order to address it as soon as possible:
- Weak or slow urinary stream leading to trouble passing urine or having the need to urinate often, which happens especially at night
- Having blood in the urine, also known as hematuria
- Having blood in the semen
- Having problems getting an erection, or impotence
- Numb sensation in the legs or feet or discomfort in one’s pelvic area
- Pain in the back, hips, or chest due to the spreading of cancer to the bones of the body
- Loss of control over the bladder or bowel as the prostate cancer continuously presses on the spinal cord
These symptoms may also be caused by other diseases such as benign prostatic hyperplasia and cancer may not have caused them. Even so, it is still important to consult a doctor as soon as these symptoms are present to identify the real cause and receive treatment right away.
If you are at high risk for prostate cancer, it is best to have your prostate checked today. Call us at (877) 605-2737 to schedule an appointment with prostate cancer expert Dr. Sperling. We look forward to hearing from you!