Urinary PSA test
Prostate cancerdoes not normally cause symptoms until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra.
This normally results in problems associated with urination. Symptoms can include:
Many men's prostates get larger as they get older due to a non-cancerous condition known as Prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Symptoms that the cancer may have spread include bone and back pain, a loss of appetite, pain in the testicles and unexplained weight loss .
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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.
Prostate cancer normally causes no symptoms until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra.
It is not known exactly what causes prostate cancer, although there are some things that can increase your risk of developing the condition.
If you have symptoms that could be caused by prostate cancer, you should visit your GP.
There is currently no screening programme for prostate cancer in the UK. This is because it is has not been proved that the benefits would outweigh the risks.
The treatment you receive for prostate cancer will depend on your individual circumstances.