Cancer is one of the major causes of death in adult males in the United States. Although you probably eat well and exercise, like most men, you rarely or never visit the doctor.
Of course, a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing certain cancers, but other factors such genes can play a bigger role. Sadly, once cancer spreads, it can be extremely difficult to treat.
One of the best ways to combat this scary disease is to detect it in the earliest stages, where it’s more treatable. But the problem is that the alarming signs for various cancers can be seemingly mild and thus easily ignored.
Every man should know about these 10 symptoms to watch out for. Some signs are solidly associated with cancer than others, but all are worth knowing and even discussing with your doctor.
The infrequent bowel issue is normal, but changes in your bowels may indicate either rectal or colon cancer. Together, these are called colorectal cancers. Rectal cancer affects your rectum (which connects the colon to the anus), while colon cancer can develop in any area of your colon.
Frequent constipation and diarrhea may be cancer symptoms, especially if these bowel changes show up suddenly. These issues may also be accompanied by regular gas and abdominal pain. A change in the size or caliber of your bowel movement might also be a sign of cancer.