At an early stage of prostate cancer, there are usually no symptoms. Symptoms often appear once cancer has developed. The symptoms of prostate cancer may resemble symptoms of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) – an enlargement of the prostate that are often seen in elderly men. As a result, it is difficult to distinguish these two diseases and therefore early check up is necessary to detect whether it is a prostate cancer or BPH.
The comparison between normal prostate and enlarged prostate
Some common signs and symptoms of prostate cancer or enlarged prostate include:
- Urinate more often than usual, especially at night
- Difficulty in urinating
- Pain on urination
- Painful during ejaculation
- Blood in urine or semen, but this is very rare
All these symptoms are a direct result of the urethra is squeezed off by the enlarged prostate. If you have any symptoms above, see your doctor. Most of the enlarged prostate is not cancer and can be treated easily.