In its early stages, prostate cancer has no symptoms. Many men with prostate cancer may not have symptoms. Those who do have symptoms may experience any of the following:

  • An inability to urinate;
  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine;
  • The need to urinate frequently, especially at night;
  • Difficulty in emptying the bladder completely;
  • Pain or burning during urination and/or ejaculation;
  • Blood in the urine or semen; or
  • Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that does not go away.

These symptoms may be caused by conditions other than prostate cancer, such as an infection or an enlarged prostate. If you have any of these symptoms, you should talk to your doctor right away.

Page last updated: April 12, 2017