Symptoms of Prostate Cancer


Patients in the early stages of prostate cancer rarely show symptoms. However, as the disease progresses, patients may develop symptoms that are the same as for prostatitis or benign prostate hyperplasia.

Symptoms of prostate disease may include:

  • Delayed or slowed start of urinary stream
  • Urinary dribbling, especially immediately after urinating
  • Urinary retention
  • Pain with urination
  • Pain with ejaculation
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain with bowel movement
  • Excessive urination at night
  • Incontinence or lack of bladder control
  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Blood in the urine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Lethargy, lack of energy

Keep in mind that most of the symptoms are more likely to be caused by a benign prostate condition, rather than cancer. However, be sure to let your provider know if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.