Patient Comments: Prostate Cancer - Symptoms

The symptoms of prostate cancer can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?

Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 09

The first symptom I noticed with my prostate cancer was changes in my urinary habits. I was having to go at night and not was unable to empty my bladder completely. I have a family history also, and that prompted me to get a PSA test and ultimately a biopsy that showed my Gleason # to be 6. I am currently going to the hospital to see if brachytherapy will be an option. I do not know yet if it is because I had breast cancer surgery, chemo and radiation treatments last year.

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Published: June 09

Same as for enlarged prostate.

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Comment from: Joe Lishman, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 12

By my PSA count was 6.05 and on antibiotic treatment 1 month later was 6.75. Biopsy was done and I am told it must be removed asap. NO other symptoms. Doc did say biopsy also showed slight size increase. I do not feel any of the symptoms and am 61 years old and never smoked or drink and play golf 3 days a week walking each round and in good health. Need to go for operation in 3 days time.

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Comment from: Michael Vee, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 09

I was 47 years old and had no symptoms at all. My Prostate wasn't enlarged; I had no problem with urination. It could not be detected by a rectal exam. My M.D. decided to do a PSA test because I was over 45 years old. My cancer was just about to leave my nerve endings and enter my bones. I was afraid and bewildered. They removed my Prostate, nerve endings and all on August 11, 1999; declared me cancer free in January of 2000. It was back by July of 2000 and I began radiation treatments. Today I am cancer free going on 11 years.

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Comment from: raymond, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 06

I have been suffering since I was 21 with swollen tubes to the testicles and excruciating testicle pain. I am now 48 every time I open my bowels the swelling and the pain gets too much because I have suffered so long I now have calcifications. Sperm discharges sometimes when I open my bowels I have had prostatic massages too many antibiotics biopsy bladder stretched and now I have fibro myalgia ostio arthritis depression gout high blood pressure and I am very fatigued most days seen too many. Doctors and I don't know what to do next.

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Comment from: Habu, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 06

I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer but all of my check-ups were normal except my psa was a little above what is normal for me. My doctor sent me to a Urologist because I had just turned 60 and I'm African American. The Urologist decided to do a biopsy just to ease my concerns and found 4 out of 6 samples from the right are cancerous.

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Comment from: 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 20

My husband had a fairly low PSA and was referred to a urologist which proceeded to biopsy. The next morning he awoke with a raging fever, chills and general weakness. As soon as the doctors office opened we went in and he was immediately admitted to the hospital with what was determined, 2 days later, E-Coli bacteria. He was one of the few who get it. He took the required, strong antibiotic the day before, but not a thorough cleaning like you take with a colonoscopy. He certainly doesn't plan to do that again, unless his PSA REALLY increases.

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Published: June 14

I've been suffering from pains in the groin area as well as a very painful stabbing pain between my testicles and my bum. Also I need to urinate a dozen times a day (min) as well as needing to move my bowels on average 6/8 times a day. On top of this I also suffer from pains in my lower abdominal and lower back. Had tests to show a lump on my prostate which was said to be unknown.

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