Symptoms of Prostate Cancer


Symptoms are not always present with prostate cancer. For men who do experience symptoms, the most common ones include1,5:

  • Urinary problems
    • Having the inability to pass urine or doing so with difficulty
    • Having a hard time starting or stopping urine flow
    • Needing to urinate often, especially at night
    • Having a weak urine flow
    • Having pain or burning while urinating
  • Problems having an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Frequent pain in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs

These symptoms do not automatically mean that you have prostate cancer. They can indicate the presence of some other noncancerous condition, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia.5

Be sure to tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms, so he or she can find out what’s causing them and determine the best treatment for your condition.