10 Male Cancer Warning Signs

10 Male Cancer Warning Signs

 

By Angela Bekiaris

November is CANSAs Mens Awareness Month so we are sharing 10 early symptoms of cancer in men. Cancer is among the most common causes of death in male adults and once cancer spreads, it can be difficult to treat. So take note, and take care.

 

  1. Bowel Changes: Changes in your bowels may indicate either colon or rectal cancer. Frequent diarrhoea and constipation may indicate cancer, particularly if these bowel changes come on suddenly. These problems also may be accompanied by frequent gas and abdominal pain.
  2. Rectal Bleeding: This is especially the case if you experience bleeding from the rectum every time you pass a bowel movement.
  3. Urinary Changes: Incontinence and other urinary changes may develop as you age. However, changes such as leaks, delayed urination and straining during urination could be signs. Prostate cancer is most common in men ages 60 and older.
  4. Blood In Urine: While prostate cancer doesn’t always cause symptoms in its earliest stages, blood in the urine can be one of them.
  5. Persistent Back Pain: Common symptoms of colorectal and prostate cancers may not show until they spread to other parts of the body, such as the back.
  6. Unusual Coughing: A persistent cough is an early sign of lung cancer.
  7. Testicular Lumps: Doctors look for these lumps during wellness checks in elderly men as well as those with a family history of testicular cancer. For earliest detection, consider checking for unusual lumps once a month.
  8. Excessive Fatigue: Fatigue is especially prominent in colorectal cancers in men.
  9. Unexplained Weight Loss: Sudden, unexplained weight loss can indicate a serious health problem, including almost any type of cancer.
  10. Lumps In Breast: Breast cancer is not exclusive to women – men also need to be on guard and check for suspicious lumps in the breast area.

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