2.1 Signs and symptoms

2.1 Signs and symptoms

Most patients who present with prostate cancer are asymptomatic.

Some patients present with locally advanced disease and may have the following symptoms:

  • obstructive or irritative urinary symptoms
  • blood in the urine or semen (Cancer Australia 2017a).

A small percentage of patients present with metastatic disease. These patients may experience the following symptoms:

  • back and bone pain
  • leg swelling
  • weight loss
  • fatigue
  • neurological symptoms including weak or numb legs or feet.

Presenting symptoms should be promptly and clinically triaged with a health professional.