We recommend that men talk to their GP about their risk of developing prostate cancer and are aware of possible prostate cancer symptoms.
Symptoms are changes in your body that you notice. They can be caused by many illnesses, not just cancer, but it is always best to have them checked out by a GP.
What you need to know
Prostate cancer symptoms
Many prostate cancers do not cause symptoms, especially in the early stages.
When symptoms do occur, they can include:
- problems passing urine
- difficulty starting to pass urine
- having to pass urine more often (frequency)
- not being able to wait to go (urgency)
- pain or burning when passing urine
- blood in the urine or semen
- pain in the lower back and hips
- tiredness, shortness of breath, weight loss or dizziness.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have symptoms that you are worried about, even if they seem minor, you should go to see a GP. Don't be embarrassed to bring up your concerns.