WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF PROSTATE CANCER?
That's the problem; most men don't experience any symptoms. But when they do, they may have frequent, hesitant, or burning urination; difficulty in having an erection (ED); or pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs. Any or all of these symptoms could indicate other disorders besides prostate cancer, so a complete medical screening is recommended.
HOW CAN PROSTATE CANCER BE DETECTED?
The most common screening tests are the digital rectal exam (DRE) and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Both can be performed in the doctor's office, and both are recommended for all men over the age of 50 as a normal part of their health monitoring. If you are in a higher risk group (African American or close family member with prostate cancer), screening is recommended beginning at age 45.