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Prostate cancer often causes no symptoms in its early stages. By the time symptoms develop, the cancer may have spread outside the prostate. Then, it’s harder to treat. These are the symptoms that occur when they do develop:
A need to urinate often, especially at night
Weak or interrupted urine flow
Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine
Loss of bladder control
An inability to urinate
Painful or burning urination
Blood in your urine or semen
Pain or stiffness in your lower back, hips, or upper thighs
Loss of ability to have an erection
These symptoms may be caused by prostate cancer or by other, less serious conditions. It’s important to check with a doctor to be sure.
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