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    Prostate Cancer Overview

    There are often no early prostate cancer symptoms. Prostate cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, cryotherapy, hormonal therapy, and/or radiation. In some instances, doctors recommend "watchful waiting."

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    Understanding Prostate Cancer -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

    There are no warning signs of early prostate cancer. Once a tumor causes the prostate gland to swell, or once cancer spreads beyond the prostate, the following symptoms may happen:

    • A frequent need to urinate, especially at night
    • Difficulty starting or stopping a stream of urine
    • A weak or interrupted urinary stream
    • Leaking of urine when laughing or coughing
    • Inability to urinate standing up
    • A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation
    • Blood in urine or semen

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