Men with early prostate cancer are unlikely to have any symptoms, as these only occur when the cancer is large enough to put pressure on the urethra.
In men over the age of 50, the prostate gland often gets larger due to a non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
The symptoms of BPH and prostate cancer are similar and can include any of the following:
- difficulty passing urine
- passing urine more frequently than usual, especially at night
- pain when passing urine
- blood in the urine or semen.
If you have any of these symptoms, get them checked by your GP.
Ko te tikanga, kāore ngā tāne e pāngia ana ki te matepukupuku repe ure e whai tohumate, i te mea, puta noa iho ēnei i te wā kua rahi rawa te matepukupuku, kua pēhi hoki i te taiawa mimi.
Mō ngā tāne e 50 tau te pakeke, neke atu rānei, he nui ngā wā ka āhua rahi ake te tipu o te repe tātea nā runga i tētahi āhuatanga kore-matepukupuku e kīia ana ko te benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
He rite ngā tohumate o te BPH me te repe ure, ā, tērā pea ka puta ko tētahi o ēnei:
- uaua te mahi mimi
- ka nui ake ngā wā mimi, tae noa ki ngā wā o te pō
- ka mamae i ngā wā mimi
- ka puta he toto i roto i te mimi, i te waitātea
Ki te whai koe i tētahi o ēnei tohumate, he mea nui kia tirohia koe e tō rata.