Prostate Cancer Can Affect Bones, Know the Symptoms of Pain in the Hip – If the scourge of women is ovarian cancer, then in men it is prostate cancer. The condition has a five-year survival rate, but is treatable if diagnosed at an early stage.

Symptoms can range from an increased need to urinate, straining when urinating, weak urine flow, blood in the urine or semen, to back, hip and pelvic pain.

When cancer cells grow out of control, they affect the bones. The first area to be affected is the bone marrow.

The growth of cancer cells will put pressure on the spinal cord which has 31 types of nerves.

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A compressed nerve can cause several symptoms, such as pain, numbness, or weakness, in the arm, hand, leg, or calf.

The signs become more pronounced over time depending on the speed of cell growth, according to Times of India.

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Illustration of prostate cancer (Pixabay/derneumann)

How to know cancer cells are growing

It all started with mild back pain and slowly started to feel intense pain in the spine and other limbs.

The spread of cancer cells from the prostate gland takes time, and symptoms appear slowly.

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Pain in the spine or limbs while suffering from prostate cancer is considered an emergency situation and requires immediate medical attention.

It may feel like a tight band tied around the body, and it will hurt when you cough, sneeze, or urinate or have a bowel movement.

According to experts, the pain can be intense when lying on your back. It can also make bones weaker and more prone to injury.