Sometimes is very difficult to get men to go to a doctor, even if they have to!
Doctors say that you could only benefit from going to them if you notice any of these symptoms and hear their expert opinion.
Due to their pride, men require a bit of persuasion from the ladies’ side. However they need to remember the most of the diseases can be easily treated if the disease in its early phase. This is especially important when it comes to cancer.
There are types of cancer that are specific to men, since they are related to the male organ of the body and there are also many malignant diseases, which have no apparent symptoms.
Here we bring you 15 symptoms of cancer, and that men often ignore.
The tissue on the chest
Most men are not familiar with the fact that breast cancer does not only affect women. Although it does not happen very often, it is possible. Each new tissue grew into the chest of a man must be checked as soon as possible. There are several signs no man should ignore: holes in the skin, changes in the nipple, redness of the nipple, damage or leaking from the nipple. You should expect possible biopsy, mammogram, and other tests.
The pain can be an early symptom of cancer development, although most of the sensation of pain is not caused by the cancer itself. You need to be concerned if the pain is protracted. If you are suffering from unbearable headache, you will benefit from this visits to the doctor because it will determine where the pain comes from and will prescribe you a treatment.
Changes in the testicles
Testicular cancer occurs most often in men aged between 20 and 39 years, and testicles cancer test should be part of any systematic exam. Some doctors also advise you to make a self-examination once a month. Watch out for any changes in size, if your testicles are smaller, swollen or if you notice a lump, go and see your doctor immediately.
Changes in the lymph nodes
Lump or swelling in the lymph nodes in the armpits, neck, or anywhere else should be a sign to visit the doctor’s office, particularly if the node is progressively increasing and it is present for about a month or more. It is possible that you are having some kind of infection, but it is up to doctor to decide what it is. If it is not an infection, the doctor will make a biopsy.
Elevated temperature, for which you cannot find the cause, may indicate cancer. But it can also be a sign of pneumonia or some kind of infection that requires treatment. Most malignant tumors sooner or later will cause you a fever, and this often occurs when the cancer has spread and attacked other parts of your body. Fever can even be caused by leukemia and lymphoma.
Unexplained weight loss
If a man loses more than 10 percent of his weight during the period of 3 to 6 months, and he had no such intention, it’s time for him to visit a doctor. After the examination, the doctor will determine to which specialized search he will send you to.
7.Stomach pain and depression
Any person who feels pain in their abdomen and feels depression at the same time needs to see a doctor. Experts, in fact, found a connection between depression and pancreatic cancer. Other symptoms include jaundice, change in the color of the stool, usually gray and darkened urine and itching all over the body.
Dizziness and fatigue
These symptoms, as well as the fever, can occur when the cancer develops and begins to spread. However, these can also be early symptoms of leukemia, stomach and intestines cancer.
A cough that does not stop
Cough is common when we have a cold and allergies, but a cough that will not stop and lasts longer than three to four weeks is reason enough for going to the doctor. Persistent cough may indicate cancer, but also a chronic bronchitis and reflux.
Sore throat and trouble swallowing
Trouble swallowing may indicate cancer of the esophagus.
Changes in moles need to observed constantly and when you notice one you should react immediately. However you should also monitor changes in skin pigmentation.
Blood flow from where it should not be
When you see blood flowing from the body, from where it should not happen, see your doctor immediately. This applies if you have started coughing blood, if you have blood in your urine or your stool or if you spit blood.
Changes in the mouth
If you smoke or chew tobacco, you should be alerted for the white patches in your mouth or white spots on your tongue. They could indicate leukoplakia, which is theafore cancerous tissue.
Over the years, every man will experience these symptoms: the need to urinate more often, especially at night, feeling that he could not completely empty the bladder, feeling that he must urinate, inability to urinate and weakened urination. When these symptoms appear, it is necessary to contact the doctor. Especially if they are getting worse and worse. There will be some tests to check the work of your prostate.
15.Dyspepsia (pain in the upper abdomen)
Men often interpret the pain in the upper part of the digestive system as the risk of a heart attack, but doctors warn that permanent dyspepsia may indicate cancer of the esophagus, the throat or the stomach and if you notice any of these symptoms you should visit your doctor as soon as possible.