What are the symptoms?

 

What are the common symptoms of prostate cancer?

While not exhaustive, the following list details some common symptoms associated with a disordered prostate:

  • difficulty in starting to urinate
  • blood in the urine or semen
  • discomfort when urinating
  • pain in the back or pelvis
  • a slow flow of urine that is difficult to stop, & a
  • decreased libido.
More widespread disease often spreads to the bones and gives pain or unexplained weight loss and fatigue.

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms please make a date with your GP.

While these symptoms can all be signs of other disorders like Prostatitis, prostate cancer is the only prostate-related disease that can be life-threatening. Here at MANDATE, we are all about encouraging men to be proactive in the way they monitor their health. If something doesn't seem right in the plumbing department, get it checked out as early detection is key to a more positive prognosis.

If there is family history of the disease, or if you are over the age of 50, we would encourage you to open up the dialogue of prostate cancer during your annual GP visits to make an informed choice about whether to have a test and what type of test would be most suitable.


Useful Prostate Cancer Guides & Websites

Advanced Prostate Cancer: a guide for men and their families

What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer

Understanding Prostate Cancer.

www.australianprostatecentre.org