Trustee and Policy Officer of the Chestnut Appeal, Adrian Holmes, enjoying life some 11 years after early Prostate Cancer diagnosis, alongside his support team Phyllis and Burt at their favourite coffee stop in Mutton Cove. “If you are over 50 or in high risk group, ask your GP about a PSA test.”
Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any signs or symptoms. If you do notice changes in the way you urinate, this is more likely to be a sign of a very common non-cancerous problem; an enlarged prostate, or another health problem. But it’s still a good idea to get it checked out. Possible symptoms include:
- difficulty starting to urinate or emptying your bladder
- a weak flow when you urinate
- a feeling that your bladder hasn’t emptied properly
- dribbling urine after you finish urinating
- needing to urinate more often than usual, especially at night
- a sudden need to urinate – you may sometimes leak urine before you get to the toilet.