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What are the symptoms of stage 4 prostate cancer?

Symptoms of stage 4 prostate cancer can include urinary problems, erectile dysfunction and pain in the back and legs. Urinary problems include any unusual change in urination pattern or habits, or the presence of blood in the urine. Symptoms may take years to manifest themselves.

Your doctor can help determine if urinary or erectile difficulties are symptoms of stage 4 prostate cancer. Difficulty urinating may simply be a symptom of a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), for example. You don't have to wait to feel prostate cancer symptoms to begin screening for the disease, either. Some medical authorities recommend early screening beginning after age 50 or sooner, while others say no benefit can be gained from such tests. Ultimately, you should discuss the benefits and drawbacks of early screening with your doctor.

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