Surgeon's prostate warning

Three of the country's leading experts in prostate cancer have all been diagnosed with prostate cancer. One surgeon from Sheffield is warning men to get tested.

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Prostate cancer: symptoms

John, who found a swelling in his abdomen before he got tested, added: "I had no reason to get tested for prostate cancer again - and there were no real symptoms apart from a swelling. So it's very important for men to get themselves checked out.

"Men tend to think - oh, that's a problem, but it will go away. They shouldn't do that - prostate cancer can be treated, and cured."

Common symptoms include:

  • needing to urinate more often, especially at night - for example if you often need to go again two hours after urinating
  • difficulty starting to urinate
  • straining or taking a long time to finish urinating
  • a weak flow when you urinate
  • a feeling that your bladder has not emptied properly
  • needing to rush to the toilet - you may occasionally leak before you get there
  • dribbling urine
  • However, early on, there are often no problems with urination.

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