Shift the focus! Prostate cancer may NOT always show urinary symptoms, finds study

A study published by a team at the University of Cambridge shares that focusing on urinary symptoms can be misleading when it comes to diagnosing prostate cancer.

“When most people think of the symptoms of prostate cancer, they think of problems with peeing or needing to pee more frequently, particularly during the night,” explains Vincent Gnanapragasam, professor of urology at the university.

“This misperception has lasted for decades, despite very little evidence, and it’s potentially preventing us picking up cases at an early stage,” he adds.

Furthermore, a recent study went as far as to say that asymptomatic or a lack of urinary symptoms may in fact signal a higher risk of cancer.