Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among men in this
country. Only skin cancer is more common. Out of every three men who are
diagnosed with cancer each year, one is diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Scientists are studying prostate cancer to find out more about its causes.
And they are looking for better ways to treat it.
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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