Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
As the disease progresses, symptoms may develop that can be similar to the symptoms for BPH and/or prostatitis (see the BPH and prostatitis sections on this website for more information).
Symptoms can include:
- Chronic pain in the hips, thighs, or lower back
- Difficulty urinating
- Painful / burning urination
- Blood in the urine / semen
- Trouble getting an erection
Since prostate cancer doesn’t have early symptoms, and the symptoms that may show can be the same as for other non-cancerous conditions, prostate cancer is very hard to diagnose.
That’s why it’s very important to speak to you healthcare provider about regular screening.