Fast Five Quiz: Prostate Cancer Practice Essentials

Bradley Schwartz, DO


April 19, 2023

Prostate cancer is most often detected during screening in asymptomatic patients. Local symptoms associated with prostate cancer can include:

  • Hematuria

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Hematospermia

  • Lower urinary tract symptoms

  • Urinary retention

These symptoms are generally not caused by prostate cancer and may be difficult to reliably differentiate from benign prostatic disease. Findings in patients with advanced disease may include:

  • Adenopathy

  • Bony tenderness

  • Cancer cachexia

  • Lower-extremity lymphedema or deep venous thrombosis

  • Neuropathy

  • Overdistended bladder due to outlet obstruction

Learn more about prostate cancer clinical presentation.


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