Prostate cancer symptoms
The majority of prostate cancers arise from the secretory glandular cells in the prostate. This kind of cancer is as adenocarcinoma. If the cancer is caught at its earliest stages, most men will not experience any symptoms. Some men, however, will experience symptoms that might indicate the presence of prostate cancer, including:
- A need to urinate frequently, especially at night
- Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine
- Weak or interrupted flow of urine
- Painful or burning urination
- Difficulty in having an erection
- Painful ejaculation
- Blood in urine or semen
- Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs
What causes prostate cancer?
Like most forms of cancer, Prostate cancer is thought to develop as a result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors. A family history of prostate cancer is though to increase the risk of developing this disease. In addition risk of developing prostate cancer is thought to increase with age, being black and being obese.