Identifying Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Every man should have a least some basic knowledge about possible prostate cancer symptoms.  That way, when a symptom arises, he will know that he must not hesitate to visit his doctor. After all, getting treatment before a more serious problem develops, is a man’s best chance to survive prostate cancer.

Even with today’s development in medicine, prostate cancer is still a very serious illness. A lot of hard work goes into research hoping to find the ultimate cure for this condition. For now, this illness remains a problem that can lead to premature death if not caught early and treated properly.

Most Common Prostate Cancer Symptoms

The following symptoms may be an indication of prostate cancer. If you experience any of these conditions, better not hesitate to contact your physician as soon as possible:

  • uncontrollable urination
  • painful urination
  • urination frequency problems
  • blood in urine
  • blood in semen
  • painful ejaculation
  • back and/or hip pain
  • prostate pain

Some of these symptoms, like back and hip pain, are quite benign of nature. You may not feel like having to contact your doctor for something like that. However, being aware of the seriousness of prostate cancer, it is always a good idea to contact your doctor if you experience any of the above problems.

The doctor may advise to do one or more diagnostic tests. The Prostate Ultrasound test is a simple test that helps your doctor decide whether you need more tests done or not. Another simple test is the PSA Test, which requires no more than a sample of your blood.

Are you in denial?

It is not uncommon for human nature to ignore symptoms and avoid dealing with matters as serious as prostate cancer. And this goes for people already having the condition, as well as for people who know someone with prostate cancer.

However, denial won’t make the disease go away. It could be both dangerous and destructive to do so. In order for a sick individual to get better, he urgently needs treatment for the condition. Living in denial will not help, and might have serious consequences. Well known public figures who battled the dreaded disease also stress the importance of starting treatment as early as possible, because that may well save your life.

So stop fighting yourself, and start fighting the disease – now!