Cancer of the prostate gland, or prostate cancer, typically grows slowly over a long period of time. In some cases, prostate cancer can spread quickly. Sharing your symptoms with a trusted specialist at Dignity Health Southern California hospitals is the first step to quick treatment.
Our cancer care specialists are experts at evaluating the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer in Southern California, so Find a Doctor today to get an expert diagnosis
What are Signs of Prostate Cancer?
Symptoms of prostate cancer usually appear in the later stages of the disease. Some proven signs and symptoms include:
- Urgent urination
- Frequent urination, especially at night
- Pain or burning with urination
- Blood in the urine or semen
- Difficulty starting to urinate
- Unable to urinate
- Weak or stop-and-start urine stream
- Erection problems
- Back, hip, or pelvic pain
An enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), shares the same symptoms as prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor if you have experienced any of the symptoms above. Whether your diagnosis reveals BPH or prostate cancer, Dignity Health Southern California hospitals, with locations in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and San Beranrdino, have advanced treatment options for both conditions.
Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
Our doctors will confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer with a prostate biopsy after performing a prostate cancer screening test. Your doctor may perform a digital rectal exam or a blood test known as a prostate-specific antigen test.
What to Expect After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis at Dignity Health Southern California
After a confirmed diagnosis of prostate cancer, your doctor will review all of your results and medical history to create a personalized treatment plan. At Dignity Health Southern California hospitals, your care doesn’t stop at treatment — our specialists work with you to care for your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Make an appointment today to talk about your symptoms.
Highly trained doctors at Dignity Health can accurately diagnose prostate cancer symptoms in Southern California.