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When should you call your doctor about prostate cancer?

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Call your doctor about prostate cancer if:

  • You have trouble urinating or find that urination is painful or different from normal; your doctor should examine your prostate gland to determine whether it is enlarged, inflamed with an infection, or cancerous.
  • You have chronic pain in your lower back, pelvis, upper thighbones, or other bones. Pain in these areas can be caused by different things, including the spread of prostate cancer.
  • You have unexplained weight loss.
  • You have swelling in your legs.
  • You have weakness in your legs or difficulty walking, especially if you also have constipation.

From: Prostate Cancer Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Library of Medicine. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 26, 2019

SOURCES: 

Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

Prostate Cancer Research Institute. 

National Library of Medicine. 

National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 26, 2019

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