Later symptoms in advanced prostate cancer
There is the possibility that over time that the cancer will spread to other places and cause other symptoms in the later stages of advanced prostate cancer. These may occur alongside some of the other earlier symptoms.
However, it is important to remember when reading this that you may not experience any of these symptoms. The palliative care team will be able to help you to manage these and any other symptoms you have and to make you more comfortable. They will also give you emotional support.
Some of the later symptoms of advanced prostate cancer include:
Blood in the urine
Kidneys not working properly
Spinal cord compression
- Weakness, tingling (pins/needles) or numbness in your arms or legs
- A narrow band of pain in your arms, legs or body
- Unsteadiness on your feet or your foot going from under you
- Difficulty using your arms and legs
- Having no control over emptying your bowels or bladder
- Pain that moves down your legs or arms
If you develop weakness, numbness or pins and needles in your arms or legs, contact your doctor straight away. Receiving treatment quickly may prevent the nerves in your spine from being permanently damaged.
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Loss of appetite
- Passing urine frequently
- Feeling sick or vomiting
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