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When to Consult a Doctor: Prostate Cancer Symptoms

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Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that is basically common with men. It is basically a form of malignant tumor developing in the prostate gland, which is a part of a man’s reproductive system that particularly makes one’s semen more alkaline. It is already a general knowledge how there is particularly no ‘sole’ cure for any kind of cancer, so a cancer patient does not have any choice but to rely on concurrent treatments.

So just before anybody completely succumbs to this particular type of cancer, people must be aware of the several prostate cancer symptoms that their body would highly likely show. Remembering the listed manifestations below is of utmost importance because it is possible that no signs and symptoms would be noticeable during the early stages of the disease, not unless you submit yourself to an annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal examination (DRE).

1. Hematospermia

Finding blood in one’s semen is called hematospermia. Even though this is said to be frequent to men who are active in sexual intercourse, it should not be regarded as normal if it remains to continue for a longer period of time and involves pain.

2. Struggling During Urination

Dysuria refers to pain while urinating, and it is probably one of the vague prostate cancer symptoms that a patient may experience as it may result from the pressure placed by the tumor on the urethra, which passes through the prostate gland.

The following are also prostate cancer symptoms that are related to the excretory system: frequent urination at night (nocturia), bloody urine (hematuria), difficulty at the start and at the middle of urination and increased frequency in peeing.

3. Intercourse Problems

Due to the connection between your prostate gland and testes, the organ that produces sperm cells, there may be instances when you would suffer from painful ejaculation or perhaps erectile dysfunction.

4. Bone Discomfort

Finally, experiencing bone discomfort would allow one to know that his prostate cancer may be already in an advanced stage. This is for the reason that this form of cancer has the ability to proliferate to other parts of the body, specifically to bones as well as lymph nodes.

The spinal bone, in particular, may be affected during the later stages of prostate cancer. This may specifically compress the spinal cord, hence resulting to fecal and urinary incontinence as well as leg weakness. Other bone parts that may be affected are those found in the femur, pelvis and ribs.

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