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Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic - Symptoms

Prostate cancer may not cause noticeable symptoms. Possible symptoms of locally advanced prostate cancer are:

  • Urinary problems, such as:
    • Not being able to urinate at all.
    • Having a hard time starting or stopping the flow of urine.
    • Having to urinate often, especially at night.
    • Having pain or burning during urination.
  • Difficulty having an erection.
  • Blood in your urine or semen.
  • Deep and frequent pain in your lower back, belly, hip, or pelvis.

These symptoms also may be caused by:

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Symptoms that may mean the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, or metastasized, include:

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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