Most cancers don’t show symptoms until it’s in late stages. Prostate cancer symptoms show when the tumor enlarged thus putting pressure on the urethra. The most common type of cancer in men in the U.S. is prostate cancer. Changes in urine patterns can indicate prostate cancer. Men are advised to check their urine patterns to prevent late prostate cancer diagnosis.
The symptoms of progressed prostate cancer in the urine:
- Urine containing blood.
- Urge to empty the bladder more than usual during the day.
- A sudden compelling urge to empty the bladder and leaking urine while rushing to the toilet.
- Difficulty in getting and maintaining an erection.
Most men confuse an enlarged prostate with prostate cancer symptoms. Similarities between prostate cancer and enlarged prostate include:
- A large prostate puts pressure on the urethra and bladder causing an urge to pee.
- Difficulty in fully emptying the bladder
Patients with mild symptoms are advised to make lifestyle changes like drinking less alcohol and regular surveillance. Progression of prostate cancer depends on the individual circumstance.