Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer, like most malignant tumours, may not be symptomatic in the early stages of the disease. The tumours tend to progress slowly and symptoms occur in the more advanced stages of the disease.

Los síntomas más frecuentes son los relacionados con la micción que pueden manifestarse de diferentes formas:

Persona que orina con frecuencia

Increased urinary frequency.

Persona con urgencia para orinar durante la noche

Urgent need to urinate and the need to urinate several times during the night.

Persona con disminución del calibre miccional

Decreased urinary calibre.

Persona con necesidad de hacer para orinar

Urinary flow interrupted and the need to strain to empty the bladder.

Persona con escozor al orinar

Burning when urinating.

Persona con dolor al orinar

Pain when urinating.

Persona con sonda para orinar

Acute urinary retention, which makes urination impossible and catheterisation is required.

Análisis de orina con sangre

Haematuria, the urine contains blood.

Impotencia, disfunción eréctil


Presencia de sangre en el semen

Blood in their semen.

In advanced stages of the disease and when it is no longer located in the prostate, the patient may have:

Persona con dolor en la parte inferior del abdomen

Soreness or pain in the lower abdomen.

Persona con malestar al sentarse por próstata inflamada

Discomfort when sitting.

When the disease goes beyond the prostate there may be:

Edema, inflamación en las extremidades inferiores

Oedema in the lower extremities.

Changes in stool rhythm and asymmetric bowel movements

Alterations in the rhythm of bowel movements.

Persona con malestar al sentarse por próstata inflamada

Discomfort when sitting due to an inflamed prostate.

Bone affected by osteoporosis

Bone pain.

Pierna hinchada

Swollen legs.

Scale with a down arrow indicating a weight loss

Weight loss.

Tired, sweating man


Changes in stool rhythm and asymmetric bowel movements

Changes in bowel habits.

If the bones are affected, there may be:

Person holding a hand to his head with a symbol of a lightning bolt above it indicating a headache.

Bone pain or generalised pain.

Bone affected by osteoporosis

Fracturing of the affected bones.

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Substantiated information by:

Antoni Vilaseca
Ascensión Gómez Porcel
Izaskun Valduvieco
Meritxell Costa
Oscar Reig Torras
Pilar Paredes Barranco
Rafael Salvador

Published: 6 May 2019
Updated: 6 May 2019


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