Prostate cancer is a form common type of cancer that occurs in men over 60 years old. Globally, it is 2 most common form of cancer diagnosed in men and is responsible for about 240,000 deaths annually. In India, the prevalence is low compared with Western countries, but with the change of lifestyle, more and more men are at higher risk for prostate cancer.
One of the most challenging aspects of this disease is progressing very slowly and can take years until the actual signs start developing, which in some cases could be after the disease he has progressed greatly. Unfortunately, those who develop signs of the disease can not recognize them as a problem and avoid telling your family doctor or due to shame. This leads to further delay in diagnosis and treatment, providing an opportunity for cancer cells to spread to different organs of the body.
A slow start of urinary stream that requires additional effort or force to expel urine from the bladder is called hesitation. This usually happens once the prostate gland begins to grow in size.
Sometimes, cancer growth can be aggressive causing an enlarged gland presses against the urethra slightly. So every time you urinate, a certain amount of residual urine can be left behind in the bladder, which keeps dripping.
If the urethra is partially blocked due to cancerous growth, all urine may not be expelled. As the cancer progresses, inability to empty the bladder may also develop.
The prostate gland is primarily responsible for the production of liquid that serves as a medium for sperm swimming for ejaculation. When cells become cancerous gland and proliferate, can damage blood vessels leading to bleeding. As a result, blood can be seen in the urine and semen.
With a certain amount of residual urine in the bladder, you may feel a persistent urge to urinate. Other factors such as irritation of the urethra due to alterations in renal function may also increase the urge to urinate.
The pain is a primary symptom in patients with cancer and prostate cancer in approximately 62% of the experience patient excruciating pain. It is worse in the case of cancer cells spread and colonize in vascular areas of the skeleton. Most of the time, men may experience pain during an orgasm, when the actual function of the prostate gland comes into the picture. In some cases, it can cause persistent pain in the pelvic region front and rear.
If you have any of these signs and symptoms, you should visit a urologist immediately and get yourself diagnosed.