Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic
Prostate cancer may not cause noticeable symptoms. Possible symptoms of Reference locally advanced Opens New Window prostate cancer are:
- Urinary problems, such as:
- Not being able to urinate at all.
- Having a hard time starting or stopping the flow of urine.
- Having to urinate often, especially at night.
- Having pain or burning during urination.
- Difficulty having an erection.
- Blood in your urine or semen.
- Deep and frequent pain in your lower back, belly, hip, or pelvis.
These symptoms also may be caused by:
- Reference Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) Opens New Window, which is an enlarged prostate. This is very common in older men. The prostate usually grows larger with age. When it gets large enough, it can press against the urethra and cause urination problems.
- Reference Prostatitis Opens New Window, an infection in the prostate.
- Reference Urinary tract infection Opens New Window, an infection in any of the organs and tubes that process and carry urine out of the body.
Symptoms that may mean the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, or Reference metastasized Opens New Window, include:
- Weight loss.
- Bone pain.
- Swelling in the legs and feet.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology