PROSTATE cancer symptoms aren’t usually apparent until the tumour has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra. This then normally results in problems with urination. The NHS outlines six signs that could indicate you have the disease
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and because it develops slowly there may be no signs you have it in the early stages.
Symptoms often become apparent when your prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine form the bladder to the penis – the urethra.
There are six tell-tale signs which could mean you’re at risk of the disease, according to the NHS, all linked to your toilet habits.
Needing to urinate more frequently, often during the night, is one, alongside needing to rush to the toilet, and difficulty in starting to pee (known as hesitancy).
Straining or taking a long time while urinating, a weak flow, and feeling that your bladder has not emptied fully are also indicators.