Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. The prostate is a gland found only in males. African American men have, by far, the highest incidence of the disease: In African American men, the incidence of prostate cancer is almost 60 % higher and the mortality rate is two to three times greater than in Caucasians.. Knowing how to identify the early-onset signs and symptoms of prostate cancer is critical.
Signs to look for include: include:
-Burning or pain during urination
-Difficulty urinating, or trouble starting and stopping while urinating
-More frequent urges to urinate at night
-Loss of bladder control
-Decreased flow or velocity of urine stream
-Blood in urine (hematuria)
If you are concerned about prate cancer symptoms, talk to your doctor about screening and treatment options.