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Research / UCCRI/ Prostate Portal/ Prostate Cancer/ Symptoms

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Early stages of prostate cancer may not elicit any symptoms. Symptoms can increase as the tumor increases in size and grows towards the urethra. Symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty starting urine flow
  • Difficulty stopping the urine flow
  • Decrease in size and force of stream
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Increase in frequency of urination
  • Unable to completely empty bladder
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Trouble getting an erection
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Blood in the semen

These symptoms may be caused by other medical conditions. Diagnostic tests will determine their underlying cause.