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Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in men in the United States other than skin cancer.
Men should talk with their doctor about prostate cancer: the symptoms to watch for and an appropriate schedule of checkups. If symptoms occur, the doctor will ask about your medical history, perform a physical exam, and may order laboratory tests.
Common symptoms include:
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- Not being able to urinate
- Difficulty starting or stopping the urine flow
- Needing to urinate often, especially at night
- Weak flow of urine
- Urine flow that starts and stops
- Pain or burning during urination
- Difficulty having an erection
- Blood in the urine or semen
- Frequent pain in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs.