In its early stages, prostate cancer doesn't usually cause symptoms. As the disease progresses, you may experience a weak urine stream or feel the need to urinate more often. This can be worse at night. It's important to note these symptoms may also be caused by other, less-serious conditions, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH.

Advanced cancers can also cause:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Impotence
  • Hip, back or rib pain (if the cancer has spread to the bone)
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs or feet, loss of bowel or bladder control (if the cancer has spread to the spine)

If you experience any of these symptoms, make sure to see your healthcare provider right away for a definitive diagnosis and treatment, if needed.

For more information about Levine Cancer Institute, call 980-442-2000.