8 Things Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer

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Changes in Bathroom Habits Aren't the Only Warning Signs

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Changes in Bathroom Habits Aren’t the Only Warning Signs

In many cases, frequent urination, blood in the urine, or problems emptying the bladder are what send men to their doctor for a prostate exam. However, many diseases can bring a wide array of symptoms, and that goes for prostate cancer, too.

While changes in your urination habits shouldn’t be ignored, here are a few other potentially problematic symptoms to watch for:

  • Blood in the semen
  • Pain with ejaculation
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Discomfort in your pelvis

Prostate cancer is fairly quiet — it can develop slowly over the course of years before any symptoms appear. Pay close attention to any changes in your pelvic region, but keep an eye out for general dips in your health, which might indicate the disease is gaining strength.

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