Prostate cancer that’s contained inside the prostate (called localised prostate cancer) doesn’t usually cause any symptoms. But some men may have some urinary problems. These may be mild and happen over many years.

For some men the first symptoms of prostate cancer might be new pain in the back, hips or pelvis. This can be caused by cancer that’s spread to the bones. These symptoms are often caused by other problems such as general aches or arthritis. But it’s still a good idea to get them checked out by your GP.

Most men with early prostate cancer do not have any symptoms.

For more information read our booklet, Know your prostate: a guide to common prostate problems.