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In men with prostate cancer, symptoms of the disease may include painful ejaculation, urinary problems, and blood in the urine or semen. A man may have the disease for many years before symptoms develop. By the time symptoms of prostate cancer appear, the disease may have spread beyond the prostate. Because prostate cancer can spread to the bones, bone pain -- especially in the back, hips, or upper thighs -- can be another symptom of prostate cancer.
There are two tests that can detect many "silent" prostate cancers (those that have not caused symptoms). The first is a digital rectal exam, in which a doctor feels the prostate through the rectum to find hard or lumpy areas. The second is a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, a blood test used to detect a substance made by the prostate.
(Click Prostate Cancer Symptoms for more information about symptoms of prostate cancer and tests that can detect the cancer before symptoms develop. You can also click on the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)