Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer
Early prostate cancer often causes no symptoms. It may be found with a screening test such as a PSA blood test or a digital rectal exam. Problems with urinating could be a sign of advanced prostate cancer, but more often this problem is caused by a less serious disease known as BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
Other possible symptoms of advanced prostate cancer are:
- Trouble having or keeping an erection (impotence)
- Blood in the urine
- Pain in the spine, hips, ribs, or other bones
- Weakness or numbness in the legs or feet
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
Once again, other diseases also can cause these symptoms.
Last Medical Review: 08/27/2013
Last Revised: 02/25/2014