Prostate cancer often causes no symptoms in its early stages. By the time symptoms start, the cancer may have spread outside the prostate. When that happens, more extensive treatment may be needed.
These are the symptoms that can occur:
A need to urinate often, especially at night
Weak or interrupted urine flow
Trouble starting to urinate
Trouble emptying the bladder
Being unable to urinate
Painful or burning when you urinate
Blood in your urine or semen
Pain or stiffness in your lower back, hips, ribs, or upper thighs
Loss of ability to have an erection
Weakness or numbness in legs or feet
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. So it's important to see your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have cancer.