What are the signs/symptoms of prostate cancer?

My husband recently told me for the past year he's been having trouble ᴘᴇᴇing - It wouldn't start when he felt he had to go and once it did begin, it hurt. I asked him hurt how? and he said kind of like ᴘᴇᴇing razor blades. His dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006, and the doctor instructed my husband to get checked when he turned 30 because this could be hereditary. Also, he's currently experiencing a lot of pain in his scrotal area - The right side was swollen last night when he got home from work, and he said he felt like he had pulled a groin muscle (was almost limping) - Is it possible it could be cancer? Or are we over paranoid?

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  • What you have described are, generally speaking, signs of either infection, precancerous growth or cancer. There is simply no way to tell without having a PSA test. If you do have the PSA test and discover that it is cancer, there are treatment modalities that make prostate cancer one of the most "curable cancers", if found early. There are also changes you can make to your diet to increase the odds n your favor, such as eating hot peppers and broccoli. Two university studies have found that hot peppers apparently cause prostate cancer cells to"suicide themselves". At any rate, please have him tested asap so that he can decide on the best course of treatment and recovery, if in fact the tests find cancer.

  • In the early stages, prostate cancer often causes no symptoms for many years. As a matter of fact, these cancers frequently are first detected by an abnormality on a blood test (the PSA, discussed below) or as a hard nodule (lump) in the prostate gland. Usually, the doctor first feels the nodule during a routine digital (done with the finger) rectal examination. The prostate gland is located immediately in front of the rectum. As the cancer enlarges and presses on the urethra, the flow of urine diminishes and urination becomes more difficult. Patients may also experience burning with urination or blood in the urine. As the tumor continues to grow, it can completely block the flow of urine, resulting in a painfully obstructed and enlarged urinary bladder.

    Source(s): www.medicinenet.com
  • Well put CO. I am aʙʀᴇᴀsт cancer survivor as is my sister. My father had colon cancer and his brother and all my grand parents died from various types of cancer. The American Cancer Society does Relay for Life which is getting more publicity every year. It is a push to raise money and awareness for all types of cancer. I am seeing so many questions from young women (High School) about how they can promoteʙʀᴇᴀsт cancer awareness. In High School the focus should be on cancers that are more predominant among young people such as testicular cancer, lymphoma and leukemia.

  • I don't think you should entertain that question. It is too scary and makes you have unnecessary anxiety. Have him get the test at the doctor. There is no way anyone can tell you, based on the symptoms alone as to whether or not this is the case. Sounds like you may really be bothered about it and looking for some hope and help from readers who may know about the symptoms but his best bet is to get tested and don't leave any room for speculation. If he doesn't have it then you would have spent countless amounts of time worrying for nothing and if he does have it, you can get on the road to doing something about it.

  • Even if it is not cancer, that's not normal. He should definitely see his doctor!

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