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What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

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In the early stages, prostate cancer often causes no symptoms for many years. As a matter of fact, these cancers frequently are first detected by an abnormality on a blood test (the PSA) or as a hard nodule (lump) in the prostate gland. Occasionally, the doctor may first feel a hard nodule during a routine digital (done with the finger) rectal examination. The prostate gland is located immediately in front of the rectum.

Rarely, in more advanced cases, the cancer may enlarge and press on the urethra. As a result, the flow of urine diminishes and urination becomes more difficult. Patients may also experience burning with urination or blood in the urine. As the tumor continues to grow, it can completely block the flow of urine, resulting in a painfully obstructed and enlarged urinary bladder. These symptoms by themselves, however, do not confirm the presence of prostate cancer. Most of these symptoms can occur in men with non-cancerous (benign) enlargement of the prostate (the most common form of prostate enlargement). However, the occurrence of these symptoms should prompt an evaluation by the doctor to rule out cancer and provide appropriate treatment.

Furthermore, in the later stages, prostate cancer can spread locally into the surrounding tissue or the nearby lymph nodes, called the pelvic nodes. The cancer then can spread even farther (metastasize) to other areas of the body. Symptoms of metastatic disease include fatigue, malaise, and weight loss. During a rectal examination, the doctor can sometimes detect local spread into the surrounding tissues. That is, the physician can feel a hard, fixed (not moveable) tumor extending from and beyond the gland. Prostate cancer usually metastasizes first to the lower spine or the pelvic bones (the bones connecting the lower spine to the hips), thereby causing back or pelvic pain. The cancer can then spread to the liver and lungs. Metastases (areas to which the cancer has spread) to the liver can cause pain in the abdomen and jaundice (yellow color of the skin) in rare instances. Metastases to the lungs can cause chest pain and coughing.

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Symptoms of PC overlap a lot with symptoms of other prostate problems like enlargement. That's what makes PC so hard to detect even with a biopsy. To develop a healthy prostate, a healthy lifestyle is key. But you also could add  what some think is a scam Super Beta Prostate. It provides a dozen key nutrients for the prostate along with loads of beta-sitosterol to keep the gland functioning well even in the later years. 


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Symptoms of PC overlap a lot with symptoms of other prostate problems like enlargement. That's what makes PC so hard to detect even with a biopsy. To develop a healthy prostate, a healthy lifestyle is key. But you also could add  what some think is a scam Super Beta Prostate. It provides a dozen key nutrients for the prostate along with loads of beta-sitosterol to keep the gland functioning well even in the later years. 


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  • Delayed OR slow start of the urinary system
  • dribbling or leakage mostly after urination 
  • slow urination stream
  • unable to empty all track
  • straining system 
  • blood in semen or blood in urine 
  • note : bone pain or tender pelvic or lower back only if cancer has stream

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