Sign in

Do you know the symptoms?


Early signs of prostate cancer can be difficult to spot and most men won’t have any symptoms to start with.

The cancer grows deep in your body so there’s no visible way to tell if it’s there.

One of the early signs may be the way you urinate, and while this can also be a sign of a very common non-cancerous cause called an enlarged prostate, it's important to get it checked out.

Make sure you go to your GP if you spot the following:

  • difficulty starting to urinate or emptying your bladder
  • a weak flow
  • a feeling that your bladder hasn’t emptied properly
  • dribbling urine after you finish
  • needing to go more often, especially at night
  • a sudden urge to urinate – you may sometimes leak before you get to the toilet.

The cancer spread and move to other parts of the body causing many possible symptoms, including:

  • back pain, hip pain or pelvis pain
  • problems getting or keeping an erection
  • blood in the urine or semen
  • unexplained weight loss.

These symptoms can be caused by other things that aren’t cancerous, but it’s still a good idea to see a GP.

One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, but by knowing the symptoms and taking a stand we can help tackle the disease together.

Lincolnshire Co-op, together with members and colleagues, has chosen to back Prostate Cancer UK as the Society's Community Champion for this reason. Fundraising for the charity runs from now until June.

Find out more about prostate cancer by visiting the Prostate Cancer UK website or clicking here, or by picking up an official Prostate Cancer UK leaflet available in one of Lincolnshire Co-op's 49 pharmacies.

Check Lincolnshire Co-op's social media channels for more news, blogs, stories and events.


Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. These cookies ensure our core functionality works, such as signing into your membership account and keeping our website secure.

We also use analytics cookies to help us make improvements to our website experience by evaluating how visitors use the site. You can manage these cookies by clicking the below button.

More information on this can be found on our cookies page and privacy policy.

Manage my cookies

Necessary cookies

We use necessary cookies to enable core functionality on our website such as security, network management and for our membership area to work. You may choose to disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

To help us continue to improve our website, we’d like to use Google Analytics cookies which will provide us with information on how you use the site. These cookies collect general behaviour information and doesn’t directly identify anyone. More information on how these cookies work can be found on our cookies page.

Use Analytics cookies