What is prostate cancer?
- Prostate cancer differs from most other cancers in the body; although small areas of cancer within the prostate are very common, they may stay inactive for years.
- Most of these cancers grow very slowly and so are unlikely to cause any problems; however, in a small proportion prostate cancer can grow more quickly. It may spread to other parts of the body, particularly the bones.
Symptoms of lung cancer
- Difficulty passing urine
- Passing urine more frequently, especially at night
- Pain when passing urine
- Blood in urine (not always that common)
- Men with early prostate cancer are unlikely to have any symptoms, as these only occur when the cancer is large enough to put pressure on the urethra.
- In men over fifty years old, the prostate gland often enlarges due to a non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia or hypertrophy.
- Most enlargements of the prostate are not cancer; however, it is important to get any of these symptoms checked by your doctor.