Men are more casual than women when it comes to reading the message their body or body functions are trying to convey. If people would seriously start making an attempt at listening to their bodies, chances are that they will be able to diagnose many ailments in time and treating them will become that much easier as well as less complicated.
In this article we will talk about symptoms of cancer among men. All the possible symptoms are listed below.
Chances are that even if you notice some of them in you, you may not necessarily be diagnosed with cancer after going through a medical check-up, but the point here is that we learn to read the symptoms. Understand the message our body is trying to convey.
Men who experience constipation, diarrhea, blood in the stools, gas, thinner stools, or just a general overall change in bowel habits, should see a doctor. If this continues for a long period of time it may lead to cancer of the bowel and therefore visiting the doctor to evaluate the case is advised.
These are four major urinating related problems that men should keep an eye on. If they continue for a reasonably long time a visit to the doctor is advised.
(i) Having difficulty while urinating.
(ii) Noticing thin & weak stream of urine. This symptom could lead to prostrate cancer.
(iii) Noticing blood in urine.
(iv) Getting up too often during the night to urinate.
If men notice lump in the testicle they should get it medically examined. However big or small the lump may be but a growth in the testicles is a dangerous thing. It’s generally a sign of testicular cancer.
If men experience discomfort or pain in the pelvic area it could lead to many things. Like, testicular or prostate cancer.
Therefore such a symptom should be brought under the notice of a doctor.
Penile cancer is a very rare type of cancer but people do get diagnosed with it. If men notice a sore or lesion on their penis they should seek medical advise. Chances are that it could be a symptom of penile cancer. Any abnormalities on the penis should be conveyed to the doctor at the earliest.
Besides the above there are a few more signs men should keep an eye on. Shortness of breath, coughing and sneezing that would not go away even after taking medicines.
Change in the size of breast (one or both) should also be brought to the notice of the doctor. Continuous weight-loss without any reason are a few signs of changes and functions of the body men should keep an eye on.