Once cancer cells lose their normal physiological functions, including the structures binding them to healthy tissue, they break away from the tumor and begin migrating through the blood—a process known as metastasis. Prostate cancer is one of the most fearsome types of cancer in men as it grows silently and manifestations only arise when the tumor is big enough to start causing problems.
Beyond the age of 40, it’s important to be more vigilant regarding particular signs and symptoms.
Prostate cancer may not necessarily be the cause of these signs and symptoms, but they should serve as a warning to look for professional medical advice.
Key signs and symptoms of prostate cancer include:
1. Weak Urine Flow
When people mention a weak urine flow, they often mean experiencing multiple symptoms: stopping and starting, struggling to empty the bladder fully, dribbling afterward, and having a thin stream. Men may also have difficulty controlling the flow and might prefer sitting to avoid spills.
Weak urine flow is a symptom of prostate cancer due to the prostate’s location around the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder. As the prostate enlarges inward, it compresses the urethra, resulting in the observed weak urine flow.