Prostate Cancer

Did you know?

  • Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Western Australia, despite only affecting men.
  • In 2019, 2,372 Western Australian men were diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Common symptoms of prostate cancer include:

  • Blood in your pee or semen (once or more)

Or, for more than four weeks:

  • Waking a lot at night to pee
  • Sudden or urgent need to pee
  • Needing to pee a lot
  • Problems starting or stopping peeing
  • Slow or weak flow when peeing
  • Dribbling at the end of peeing
  • Losing weight without trying

If you have noticed any blood in your pee or semen, even if it is just once, it’s important to tell your doctor, clinic nurse or Aboriginal health worker straight away.

If you have had any of the other symptoms listed for more than four weeks, tell your doctor, nurse or health worker.  It doesn’t mean you’ve got prostate cancer – often they turn out to be something less serious.  But it’s important to get checked.

If it is prostate cancer, the earlier it’s found, the greater the chance of successful treatment.

For further information on symptoms related to other types of cancers, please click here.