Prostate cancer is a serious medical problem since it is often diagnosed only at the third or fourth stage. Along asymptomatic tumor development and inadequate implementation of early diagnostics, measures contribute greatly to it. Prostate cancer is more common among the men over 60, but in recent years the disease hurts much younger men.
Blood in the urine usually appears on the last stages of the disease. Sometimes there may be blood in the stool or difficulties with the act of defecation. When the tumor or metastases compress the mouth of the ureter, renal failure occurs. If the retroperitoneal lymph nodes are damaged with the metastases, the pain in the groin and lower back appears accompanied with the swelling of the penis, scrotum, and legs.
You become impotent. If you suddenly have trouble getting an erection, ejaculating is painful, or there’s blood in your semen, call your doctor. “Issues with the erectile function may signal late-stage prostate cancer,” says Dr. Tewari.
The first symptoms of the localized prostate cancer are connected with the urination process. Everything starts with the frequent urination after comes a sense of incomplete emptying of the urinary bladder, intermittent and weak urine stream, problems with the urine retention.
These symptoms are so similar to the patterns of prostate hypertrophy and prostatic adenoma affecting men in old age, that in the early stages of prostate cancer it is almost impossible to distinguish these diseases.
Loss of appetite. If those steak and potatoes suddenly aren’t so appetizing, take note. “Loss of appetite or the desire to eat things one normally would be a prostate cancer warning sign,” says Dr. Tewari. Even though this symptom seems minor, Dr. Tewari says not to ignore it. “Since prostate cancer usually doesn’t present with clear symptoms, in order for us to find cancer that’s curable, men have to be proactive,” he says. Here are other cancer symptoms men tend to ignore.
Pain is a necessary sign of the prostate cancer. The patient may feel some kind of burning or pain during urination or ejaculation located in the perineum or above the pubis. Continuous dull pain around the spine and ribs usually indicates metastasis of prostate cancer to bones. Bone metastases cause pathological fractures and restrict movement, making it painful. Late stages of prostate cancer may cause swelling of lower limbs due to weight loss, anemia or cachexia.