November is Prostate Cancer Awereness Month and in memory of my dear grandfather who passed away from this illness, I will publish one post every Tuesday on the topic of prostate cancer and other men’s health issues.
This week, I wan’t to write a short post about symptoms to look out for that could be signs of prostate cancer. But please remember that early stage prostate cancer is typically asymptomatic and this is why it is so important to have regular prostate exams.
Here are the common symptoms of more advanced prostate cancer:
* Problems with urination such as a weak stream, a painful or burning sensation while urinating and/or a need to urinated more often, especially at night.
* Difficulty getting and maintaining an erection. Erectile dysfunction.
* Painful ejaculation
* Blood in the urine and/or semen.
* Pain in the back, chest, hips, thighs or other areas where the cancer has spread.
* Numbness in the legs and feet.
* Loss of control over bladder and/or bowel from the cancer pressing on the spinal cord.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, please seek medical attention as soon as possible.