Cancer is the second most cause of death especially among the aged adults, and the risk of lung, skin colon, breast and prostate cancer are increasing. While age, family history, Ethnicity, poor diet, High testosterone levels can be factors causing Cancer, take a look at 7 Alarming Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer.
1. Trouble Urinating
Prostate cancer can lead to urinary problems including a slow or weak urinary stream,burning sensation or pain during urination, frequent urination especially during nights, Urine leakage due to loss of bladder control, weak flow.
2. Blood in the Urine
Bladder infections can lead to blood in the urine. It is also possible indication of advanced prostate cancer. When tumor increases, it may compress the urethra, partially blocking urine flow and there may be scar tissue in the prostate, which causes blood in urination. Blood in the Urine can also be sign of bladder, kidneys or colon cancer. It is vital to talk with your doctor.
3. Trouble getting an erection (erectile dysfunction)
Any trouble in prostate gland can lead to sexual dysfunction. If you are suffering from prostate cancer, it shows you symptoms of having problems getting or maintaining an erection, or experience painful ejaculation. In an advanced condition, patients may also witness blood in semen.
4. Pain in the back, hips, thighs, shoulders, or other bones
Men with Prostate cancer may experience pain in the hips, lower back, pelvis, upper thigh or other bones. As the Cancer spreads, it reaches other bones, and the intensity of the pain depends upon the growth of the tumor. Whether mild or chronic pain, visit a doctor without ruling out this serious prostate cancer symptoms.
5. Weakness or Numbness
Besides the frequent pain, you may also experience weakness or numbness in the legs or feet, or even loss of bladder or bowel control due to the cancer pressing on the spinal cord. It also can lead to stiffness in the hips, thighs or back which may happen when cancer spreads to the spine leading to the compression of spinal cord.
6. Unexplained Weight Loss
Unexplained Weight Loss or Sudden weight loss can be one of the Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer. As the cancer spreads to the liver and impairs its functioning, it obstructs your appetite and removes toxins. Unexplained Weight Loss can be a symptom for many diseases. If you’re losing weight without any diet or exercise, consult a doctor.
Constant weakness and fatigue can be a symptom for certain types of cancer. People suffering from prostate cancer can lead to bone-deep tiredness, and it soon may affect your ability to concentrate and energy levels.
Men over 50 years of age are at the higher risk of prostate cancer. Do not ignore these 7 Alarming Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer and get regular screenings to detect Cancer in early stages.