Symptoms and Diagnosis

Prostate Cancer often causes no symptoms at all.

Know the facts about getting tested - it could save your life

It’s important to get routine prostate checks – starting from the age of 40 for men with a family history or African or Caribbean heritage, or 50 onwards for everyone else.

For those who do experience symptoms, they can include:

  • Trouble urinating – e.g. needing to urinate often, having difficulty holding back or starting urination, or weak or interrupted flow
  • Sexual issues – e.g. erectile dysfunction or painful ejaculation
  • Finding blood in urine or semen
  • Lower back, upper thigh or hip pain

What is prostate cancer and how does it develop in the body?

Diagnosing prostate cancer

The original test, a PSA blood test, only determines how at-risk you are of developing prostate cancer. Depending on the results, you may need to undergo further testing. Learn more about what’s involved in testing for prostate cancer.

Getting a diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis for prostate cancer can feel overwhelming. The important thing to remember is that you’re not alone and that there is treatment, care, and support available to you.

In North Melbourne, the Australian Prostate Centre (APC) offers extensive medical and support services. Our comprehensive approach to care means you can get whatever you need under the one roof, no matter where in the journey you are.

We have a team of General Practitioners who specialise in men’s health and wellbeing. So even if you haven’t been tested yet, you can arrange to do so with one of APC’s specialised men’s health and prostate cancer GPs.

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