Symptoms

Symptoms that may be associated with prostate cancer include:

  • Pain or burning during urination 
  • Having difficulty stopping or starting the urine flow 
  • Not being able to urinate 
  • Needing to urinate often, especially at night 
  • Weak flow of urine 
  • Difficulty having an erection 
  • Blood in the urine or semen 
  • Frequent pain in the lower back, hips or upper thighs.

Any man experiencing these symptoms should inform his doctor. However, these symptoms may also be caused by other health problems, and are not necessarily an indication of prostate cancer.

Remember: Men with prostate cancer may not have any symptoms. For this reason, annual screening for the disease is very important for men over 50.