What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
The most common symptoms of prostate cancer are:
- problems urinating, including weak flow, a flow that stops and starts, needing to urinate urgently or frequently, difficulty starting the flow of urine, or feeling like you haven’t completely emptied your bladder
- pain or burning when urinating
- blood in the urine or semen
- pain in the back, hips, pelvis or chest
- weak or numb legs or feet
- tiredness, shortness of breath, dizziness, fast heartbeat or pale skin.
Many conditions can cause these symptoms, not just prostate cancer. If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor. Blood in the urine should never be ignored.
National Cancer Institute (2014). Prostate cancer treatment (PDQ®) http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/prostate/Patient, patient version.
American Cancer Society (2015). Prostate cancer http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/index.