Signs of Advanced Stage Prostate Cancer

Approximately one out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. 

Prostate cancer has almost no early symptoms, and those that do start to appear can be explained away easily. Once you start experiencing advanced symptoms, the cancer may have spread. 

That’s why it’s so important to pay close attention to any possible symptoms and to get tested for prostate cancer once you are 50. When caught early, prostate cancer is very treatable!

Male Method is a men's health and erectile dysfunction clinic in Mobile, Alabama. Our discreet staff can help find what’s causing symptoms such as premature ejaculation, whether it’s prostate cancer or something less serious.

Why prostate cancer is so insidious

There are virtually no early warning signs of prostate cancer. A tumor starts to grow on your prostate, but since it doesn't press against anything, you can’t feel it and won’t even know it is there. 

The only way to make sure you don’t have prostate cancer is to go for regular cancer screenings, starting when you’re 50, or even earlier if you have certain risk factors (like a close relative with prostate cancer.)

Prostate cancer symptoms

After a tumor on your prostate grows big enough to begin to press against the inside of your body, you can start to have symptoms. These aren’t exactly symptoms of cancer itself, but symptoms of the tumor blocking your prostate’s function

You might notice that:

If you have experienced the symptoms listed above, you should have a prostate screening. 

Urinary symptoms can also be symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This is also a growth on the prostate, but it is non-cancerous and not as critical as a cancerous tumor.

Symptoms of advanced prostate cancer 

If you start to have any of the following symptoms in addition to urinary issues and sexual dysfunction, seek help as soon as possible:

Testing and treatment for prostate cancer

A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test measures the level of PSA in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by your prostate gland, and if your levels are elevated, it could be a sign of prostate cancer. 

Your oncologist can confirm with a digital rectal exam, a biopsy, or other testing. Treatment options depend on how advanced your cancer is and may include one or more of the following:

Make the call today

Reach out to Male Method for more information and help with your issues. We are experienced in helping men regain their former levels of arousal and satisfaction after prostate cancer. 

To get in touch with our sexual health experts, call 251-283-0330, or book an appointment online.

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