Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer

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Your body often has a way of telling you when something is wrong.

When you notice things that aren’t right, those signs and symptoms might lead you to schedule an appointment with your provider to find the answers.

In most cases, specific symptoms can connect the dots for a diagnosis.

For prostate cancer, though, a little detective work is required for diagnosis. Patients with prostate cancer usually show no signs of having the condition.

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Early signs that you might have prostate cancer

A patient talks with his provider about early signs of prostate cancer

As with most forms of cancerous disease, researchers and medical professionals are not sure as to what causes prostate cancer.

On a basic level, a prostate cancer diagnosis could be from an acquired genetic change in the DNA of a normal prostate cell. Some genetic changes can be inherited, making family history an important thing to look at when determining your risk for prostate cancer.

Without a clear understanding of what causes prostate cancer, the best thing you can do is know the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, and what can happen if left unnoticed or untreated.

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Signs you might have a kidney stone

Patient talking to urologist about kidney stones

Kidney stones are hard deposits of salt and minerals containing calcium or uric acid developed in your kidneys. From there, the stones travel to other parts of your urinary tract, causing what many patients describe as excruciating pain when they pass.

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