Prostate Cancer Signs and Symptoms
Early prostate cancer may not cause noticeable symptoms and may be discovered during a routine digital rectal examination (DRE).
Symptoms of prostate cancer are often similar to those of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, enlarged prostate). Men observing the following signs and/or symptoms should see their physician for a thorough examination.
- Blood in the urine or semen
- Frequent urination, especially at night
- Inability to urinate
- Nagging pain or stiffness in the back, hips, upper thighs, or pelvis
- Painful ejaculation
- Pain or burning during urination (dysuria)
- Weak or interrupted urinary flow