In a report by coventrytelegraph Severe Nocturia Has Been Found in 25 Per cent of Prostate Cancer Cases.
According to experts, an excessive urge to urinate in the middle of the night can be a symptom of advanced prostate cancer. A sudden or increased urge to urinate during the night may be a symptom of prostate cancer.
What is Nocturia
According to Cleveland Clinic Nocturia is a condition that causes you to wake up during the night to pee. It is characterized by having to pee more often at night. Nocturia becomes more common as people age (usually older than 60) and occurs in all genders and sexes, sometimes for different reasons. It can be common for people to wake up once during the night to pee, but peeing more frequently may be a sign of an underlying condition or problem.
When a person pees too much during the daytime, but can limit the amount of trips to the bathroom at night, it’s referred to as frequent urination. Nocturia is strictly using the bathroom multiple times after bedtime and before you wake up in the morning. Whether it’s happening due to an underlying medical condition or something else, it can leave you feeling tired because your regular sleep cycle is disrupted.
N/B: Nocturia typically occurs in the later stages of the disease (prostate cancer), meaning treatments must start right away.
Prostate cancer does not usually cause any symptoms until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis.
Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men, behind only skin cancer. Prostate cancer is often called “aggressive” because it can spread rapidly to nearby lymph nodes and internal organs if not treated.
“The same things that reduce your risk of getting prostate cancer can also reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer,” said Dr Bradley McGregor, oncologist and associate director of the oncology program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Massachusetts General Hospital) in Boston. “Whether you’re monitoring your PSA levels for the first time or you’ve just been diagnosed with prostate cancer and you’re looking for ways to slow down the spread of the disease, now’s the time to take action.”