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How Can I detect if I have Prostate Cancer?

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Though the only way to know for sure if you have prostate cancer is by getting screened by a doctor for the cancer there are signs and symptoms that accompany prostate cancer.

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation:

If the cancer is caught at its earliest stages, most men will not experience any symptoms.

Some men, however, will experience symptoms that might indicate the presence of prostate cancer, including:

• A need to urinate frequently, especially at night;
• Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine;
• Weak or interrupted flow of urine;
• Painful or burning urination;
• Difficulty in having an erection;
• Painful ejaculation;
• Blood in urine or semen; or
• Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs.

These are also some of the same signs of an enlarged prostate or BPH so the doctor will do multiple tests to verify the cause of the symptoms.

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