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Ask an expert: Prostate cancer video: Symptoms

Want to know more about prostate cancer? Dr Nick Plowman, Clinical Oncologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London answers some common questions about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer. Use the video clip menu below to select a question.

 

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The expert: Dr Nick Plowman

Clinical Oncologist, St Barts, London

 

Video Transcript -  Symptoms of prostate cancer

 

Some men do not have any symptoms with early prostate cancer – many have symptoms and signs that we normally call from prostatism  - they have slow urinary flow, frequency,  difficult in starting, difficulty in holding their bladder overnight. This is not always indicative of a cancer.

 

All men as they get older will tend to get prostatic symptoms – and these are part and parcel of ageing – the ageing process of a man.

 

However they can produce cancer and this may be the type of symptoms that brings the cancer patient to the doctor.