Prostate cancer develops in the peripheral part of the gland

Risks and warning signs of prostate cancer

The lifestyle and the food habits could also play a role.

Are there any warning signs?

Benign prostate hypertrophy develops in the central part of the gland.

Benign prostate hypertrophy

Regrettably, there are no early warning signs of prostate cancer. This tumor develops usually very slowly, and because of its anatomical situation, usually in the periphery of the gland thus far from the urinary channel, many men do not complain of any discomfort for a long time during the evolution of the disease

The discomfort in urinating is usually in connection with benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) which develops in the central part of the gland, in very narrow relation with the urinary channel which it quickly blocks, and it is in particular within the framework of this benign pathology that all or any signs and following symptoms are observed:

  • Abnormally frequent micturitions;
  • Blockage and urinary retention;
  • Drops at the end of micturition;
  • Required to get up at night to urinate;
  • Leaks of urine;
  • Required to push to empty the bladder.

But cancer and benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), although being two different diseases, can coexist within the same prostate.

Besides cancer when it is at an evolved stage, also realizes an urinary obstruction with the same symptoms.

Is blood in the sperm or in the urine a sign of prostate cancer?

Not usually.
Blood in the urine (hematuria) can be a sign of benign and non cancerous prostate hypertrophy (BPH). Mostly bladder stones, renal or bladder tumors, or the other uro-genital pathologies in men, in particular infectious disorders are more likely to cause hematuria.However, because this sign can indicate the presence of a serious illness, it is necessary to immediately consult your doctor if this occurs.Also, blood in the sperm is not mostly in connection with the presence of prostate cancer, but you must consult your doctor to be sure.