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Early stage prostate cancer : Overview

In most investigation prostate cancer symptoms are not find t in the initial stages of the disease. The symptoms of prostate cancer may be different and separate for every people and any one of these symptoms may be spread by other conditions. As a result, regular screenings in the form of digital rectal investigation  (DRE) and prostate specific androgen (PSA) tests are the most important.

The prostate is a male sex gland responsible for creating a fluid that forms semen. It is situated below the bladder in front of the rectum and surrounds the urethra. The prostate is classified into three zones enclosed by a capsule. The prostate capsule separates the prostate from the rest of the body.

Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate gland grow out of control. When cells grow out of control they basically spread within the prostate and then grow through the capsule that covers the prostate into neighboring organs or breaks away and spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body.

Few prostate cancer signs included:-

  • Pain during urination and burning.
  • Difficulty urinating and starting and stopping while urinating.
  • More regular urge to urinate at night.
  • Loss of bladder control.
  • Less flow or velocity of the urine stream.
  • Blood in urine.

Other prostate cancer signs & symptoms are also included

Prostate cancer may spread  metastasize to nearby tissues and bones. If cancer spreads to the spine it may press on the spinal nerves. Other prostate cancer symptoms include:

  • Blood in semen
  • Difficulty getting an erection erectile dysfunction.
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Swelling in legs or pelvic area
  • Numbness of  pain in the hips, legs or feet
  • Bone pain that doesn’t go away, or leads to fractures