When it comes to health conditions, men are notorious for delaying doctor’s visits. They just ignore those unusual pains and changes they felt.
However, there are signs of cancer in men that can mimic symptoms of other diseases or conditions. That’s why it’s important to know your body and immediately see a doctor once you feel of notice these symptoms.
Stomach Pain Or Nausea
If you start feeling nauseous all the time or have persistent stomach cramps, you should see a doctor. It could be just an ulcer, but it might also be a sign of leukemia or liver, colorectal, esophageal, or pancreatic cancer.
If you consistently suffer from difficulty in urinating, or there’s a blood in your semen or urine or if you have an unexplained erectile dysfunction, you should see a doctor. What you are experiencing could be a symptom of prostate cancer.
Do you suffer from a cough that lasts three weeks or more – without other symptoms, like allergies or cold? This could be an early symptom of lung cancer. In addition to this, some lung cancer patients were also reported to experience chest pain that extends up into the shoulder or down the arm.
Noticeable Skin Changes
According to studies, men are about twice as likely as women to develop and die from skin cancer. As compared to women, men spend more time in the sun and are less likely to wear sunscreen. They also have less hair covering on their scalp and ears – two areas where they tend to develop cancer. If you noticed a mole getting darker, larger, and becoming raised, get it checked. With melanoma, spots are darker in color and are irregularly shaped. Though it is far less common than other skin cancer, melanoma is potentially a deadly disease.
If you suddenly find yourself popping pain meds all the time due to migraines and headaches, it could be a sign of a brain tumor, which causes pain by pressing on the nerves.
Sores Or Pain In Your Mouth
If you have sore that doesn’t heal, red or white patches on the gums or tongue, pain that sticks around and any numbness or swelling of the jaw, it could be a sign of mouth cancers. Men who smoke or chew tobacco are at a higher risk of developing mouth cancer.
If you experience shortness of breath when you didn’t before or you feel tired every day for more than a month, these could be an early sign of lymphoma and leukemia.
Blood In Your Stool
Aside from being a symptom of colon cancer, this could also be hemorrhoids or something benign. However, a blood in a bowel movement is never normal, so get it checked out.
Frequent fevers or infections
If you think that you are really healthy but frequently gets sick or feverish, then it could be an early sign of leukemia. This blood cancer causes the body to produce abnormal white blood cells that weakens the body’s abilities in fighting infections. In men, a flu-like symptom that doesn’t go away could be one of the cancer signs.
Men should always pay attention to their testicles. If they feel swollen or extra heavy, or you feel a lump and noticed changes in size to one or both, these could indicate testicular cancer, which is most common in young and middle-aged men.
An early sign of lung cancer, as well as a symptom of throat or stomach cancer, is a sore throat that is getting worse and persists for a few weeks.
Unexplained Weight Loss
If you have less appetite when you usually have a good one and you think that there are no problems happening to cause that, then let it check by a medical expert. Losing weight could be linked to many different cancers such as liver, pancreatic, esophageal, and colon cancer.
Bruises that pop-up all the time and can be found in your hands or fingers can be a leukemia symptom. Over time, leukemia impairs the blood’s ability to carry oxygen and clotting. Immediately see a doctor.