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Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Prostate cancer affects one in seven men each year. 

According to the American Cancer Society prostate cancer is when cancer develops in the gland cells of the prostate.

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, some men will not experience any symptoms of prostate cancer. Signs of cancer often are not detected unless during a routine check-up at the doctor.

Some changes in the men's urinary or sexual functions can be warning signs of cancer.

Changes include:

· A need to urinate frequently, especially at night

· Difficulty starting urination or hold back urine

· Weak or interrupted flow of urine

· Painful or burning urination

· Difficulty in having an erection

· Painful ejaculation

· Blood in urine or semen

· Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips or upper thighs.

Men should begin prostate exams at the age of 40.

For more information on prostate cancer, click here.

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