If left untreated, prostate diseases can have serious effects on your body, including incontinence, impotence, infertility, and - in the case of prostate cancer - cancer spreading to other organs. If you experience symptoms of prostate disease, including a difficulty urinating, a frequent urge to urinate, or a burning sensation while urinating, talk to your doctor. Although prostate diseases do not cause prostate cancer, the two conditions have similar symptoms. It's important to visit your doctor to identify the cause of your symptoms. Early intervention is critical to managing prostate diseases and protecting your quality of life.