Prostate cancer occurs from the prostate glands (adenocarcinoma). In most cases, it does not cause urinary disorders because it expands around the prostate gland and does not compress the urethra.
Disorders caused by prostate cancer
However, cancer can sometimes cause disorders, especially at an advanced stage:
- Abnormal frequency of urination, especially at night
- Difficulty in emitting urine: waiting time, weak urine stream, complete evacuation
- Complete blockage (acute urine retention)
- Pain when urinating
In most cases, prostate cancer will be detected by coincidence during a check-up.