The symptoms of prostate cancer are largely related to urination and can be misinterpreted by both patients and doctors. Someone suffering from prostate cancer may find they need to urinate more often or more urgently, especially during the night. Despite this need, prostate cancer can also affect the flow of urination, making it harder to start or weaker once started.
Many may associate these symptoms with other factors, such as lifestyle or simply ageing. And the onset can be gradual, making it hard to notice. More severe symptoms which would prompt a GP visit, such as blood in the urine or semen, or pain elsewhere, can occur, but generally only when the cancer has progressed