Common Signs of Cancer in Men

Identifying early symptoms of cancer in men is significant, as once it spreads to other body cells, it becomes difficult to control. An early warning of cancer can save your life, as a proper treatment could start to eradicate it.

Cancer in men
Discover the signs of cancer in men and protect yourself.

Here are a few common signs of cancer in men:

Symptoms:
  • Change in bowel movement
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Change in Urinary pattern
  • Visibility of blood in the urine
  • Insistent back pain
  • Infrequent coughing
  • Lumps on testicles
  • Fatigue feeling without obvious exertion
  • Unexplained weight loss

These symptoms, if noticed initially, can be discussed with your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Ignorance could be bliss, but not when you know all about the implications of cancer.

Change in Bowel Movement:

When repeatedly bowel movement shows some irregularities that continues for a longer time, there is a possibility of the colon and rectal cancer, collectively called colorectal cancers. Recurrent diarrhea and constipation may also be the symptoms of cancer if the possibility of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is ruled out. The persistent gastric conditions, inconsistent stool, and abdominal pains are possible symptoms of cancer.



Rectal Bleeding:

When rectal bleeding happens, this could be an early sign of rectal cancer. The reason for that may be a lack of iron in your food and persistent bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract leading to iron deficiency. The blood could be visible in stool also.

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Rectal bleeding could be a sign of Rectal Cancer.

Besides many other possible health problems, bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract could indicate cancer of colon or rectum. You should not arrive at a conclusion yourself thinking about this issue being of hemorrhoids. Hence, a regular check-up and doctor’s advice is a must.

Distinct Changes in Urinary Habits:

Urinary changes become noticeable when one gets past 50, as men start facing prostate issues through uncontrolled urination. However, during when the past 60 years, following prostate cancer symptoms also start appearing in many men.

  • Troublesome urination including loss of control on leaks
  • Reduced urine flow
  • Blood in semen is also an indication
  • Uneasiness in the pelvic area
  • Painful Bones
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Visibility of blood in the urine
Visibility of Blood in Urine:

Never ignore if you find traces of blood in your urine. There could be a possibility of bladder cancer, as it’s a commonly identified symptom. Often, this is found in smokers and people who used to smoke. However, there are other reasons for bleeding in urine too that doctor would rule out along with other symptoms. The blood traces found in semen is also an early prostate cancer detection symptom.

Insistent Back Pain:

Back pain is commonly associated with the problems of muscles and bones, but it could be cancer that none is aware of. Symptoms of cancer hardly ring a bell, until it spreads to the maximum areas of the body including the spine, lower back, and hip bone. Unless identified at an early stage, cancer could be fatal.

Infrequent Coughing:

Smokers’ cough or cough because of allergies is common, but if the cough persists in senior men, it might be indicative of cancer. Persistent cough with mucous would indicate possible lung cancer.

Smoking is the major cause of oral cancer in men.

Besides, above, lumps on testicles, unwarranted fatigue, and weight loss for no reason could be some early symptoms of cancer in men.

Ref sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/prostate-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20353087

https://www.webmd.com/cancer/features/15-cancer-symptoms-men-ignore#1

https://www.healthline.com/health/mens-cancer-early-symptoms#bowel-changes

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