Have you been experiencing low back, urination or ejaculation pain? These are signs for prostate cancer.
Cancer of the prostate is a slow growing cancer, commonly found in older men. Prostate cancer may not cause any symptoms, but when it does they might include:
- urination pain
- lower back pain
- weak urination flow
- blood in urine, semen
- frequent need to urinate
- pain in hips, upper thighs
- difficulty urinating ~ start, stop issues
Ofttimes, these same symptoms are caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia.
There is some evidence that a diet high in animal fat may increase the risk of prostate cancer. And a diet high in fruits and vegetables may decrease the risk. Animal fat risk research is ongoing.
A biopsy must be performed to confirm presence of cancer in your prostate because the painful urination, ejaculation and back pain symptoms are similar to those for a non-cancer causing enlarged prostate.
There are a number of ways to treat your urination and ejaculation pain from cancer of the prostate, which depends on:
- general health
- grade of your prostate tumor
- stage of your prostate cancer
- feelings about the possible side effects of treatments
Lower back pain causing prostate cancer treatments consist of:
These treatments have been reported to affect sexual desire or performance, sometimes permanently.
Watchful waiting is recommended for some men when their prostate cancer is found early and appears to be growing slowly.
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a test routinely taken during check ups to determine if you have any type of prostrate issue. This test regularly finds prostrate cancer in otherwise healthy feeling men, who are not complaining of symptoms.