Prostate cancer has several signs and symptoms, though several of them may indicate a lesser problem. Many men experience a condition as they age called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is not life-threatening and easily treated. Thus, if a man experiences any of the following symptoms, he should consult his physician to determine whether they are indications of prostate cancer, or a lesser problem.

  • Difficulty urinating; this includes difficulty starting, having a weak stream, dribbling after finishing, or frequent urination.

  • Painful or bloody urination or ejaculation

  • Pain in the hips or lower back area, or in the lower part of the pelvis, that does not go away after time.