What are the Symptoms?
Most men with early prostate cancer do not have symptoms, so it is vital for men to know their risk and take action early.
If prostate cancer is found earlier, it can be successfully treated. When diagnosed late, there is a risk of harm or damage that the prostate cancer can cause, with potential to shorten lives.
Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis, called the urethra.
When this happens, men may notice things like:
- Needing to urinate more often than usual, especially at night
- Difficulty starting to urinate
- Straining or taking a long time to finish urinating
- A weak flow when you urinate
- A feeling that your bladder hasn’t emptied properly
- A sudden need to urinate – sometimes leaking urine before you get to a toilet
- Dribbling urine after you finish urinating
Less common changes include:
- Pain when urinating
- Pain when ejaculating