Early Stage: No Symptoms
Early stage cancer of the prostate gland is when the cancer is only in the prostate and has not spread into the surrounding tissues or to other parts of the body. It is also known as localised cancer.
No specific symptoms are witnessed in this stage.

Stage 1 & 2
This Stage indicates enlargement of prostate gland. In this stage, cancer would have spread into the tissues around the prostate.
Following symptoms are witnessed in this stage:
  • Difficulty in starting urination or holding back urine
  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine
  • Increased frequency, urgency, sense of incomplete voiding
  • Painful or burning urination

Stage 3 & 4 (Advanced)
Prostate cancer cells spread beyond the prostate gland to other parts of the body; this indicates the advanced or the metastatic stage.
Following symptoms are witnessed in this stage:
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips or upper thighs not relieved by regular pain killers

The most common place that prostate cancer spreads to is bones such as the spine, pelvis, thigh bone (femur) and ribs.
As Prostate Cancer is asymptomatic in nature, doctors generally recommend annual screening tests for early detection of cancer for :

  • Men above the age of 40
  • Men with a history of Prostate Cancer in family
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