Prostate Cancer in men usually goes undetected until after the initial stages. Mostly seen in men above the age of 50, this cancer can be passed on from generations in the family. About 1 in 8 men get prostate cancer in a lifetime. Though there aren’t any early warning signs for prostate cancer, it can be identified with a few obvious signs or symptoms. If the tumor grows near the urethra or against it, affecting the way you urinate, the symptoms or the pain call for an early check-up and detection of cancer cells. But the tumor usually grows in usually the outer part of the prostate, making it difficult to identify any signs or symptoms and proceed with an early detection.
This type of cancer occurs when a normal prostate cell starts to grow out of control. In most of the cases, prostate cancer is a slow-growing cancer that doesn’t spread beyond the prostate gland. Many cases do not show any major signs or symptoms until advanced stages. It is advised to visit the doctor immediately if any slightest doubt arises. Premier Oncology Consultants help the patient understand the entire scenario and assist them with detecting and treating the cancer. However, if neglected for a longer time, the cancer may advance and demand complicated tumor removal procedures.
Here are some of the most common signs that help detect Prostate Cancer
- The need to urinate constantly, mostly at nights
- Painful or burning sensation during urination
- Pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, pelvis, or thighs
- An interrupted urine flow
- A decrease in the amount of ejaculation
- Difficulty in holding back urination
- A difficulty in having an erection
- Painful ejaculation
- Blood in the semen
- Blood in the urine
- Pain in the rectum
Burning or painful urinary symptoms don’t hint at cancer. BPH (Benign Hypertrophy) or Prostatitis is the enlargement of the prostate, which is totally benign and can cause similar symptoms. Always seek the help of an expert Oncologist if you detect any tumor because early detection of cancer is half treated.