Men are more prone to some types of cancer that the other types. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a type of cancer will make it easier to beat such cancer. That’s why you need to know what are the types of cancer that more often attacks men. Men’s Health wrote the list:
Early signs: You have to take a digital rectal exam if your prostate is hard or irregular since there are no exact signs of this cancer. A cancer is suspected if you have high PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) level.
False Alarm: If you have urination problems such as frequency, urgency, slow stream, and incomplete emptying.
The test: A biopsy if your PSA is high or its rate of change is high.
Early signs: A cough that does not heal or one that brings up blood and also chest pain that is not influenced by movement.
False alarms: Pneumonia. Pneumonia will resolve, but you’ll need another chest x-ray 4 to 6 weeks later.
The test: A biopsy
Early signs: Never ignore a blood in your stool even it is occur only one time.
False alarms: hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, colitis, or abnormal blood vessel.
The test: You need a colonoscopy
Early signs: You should always check if your have urine on your blood because it is also a signs if kidney stone.
False alarms: bladder infection because of the overactive bladder or painful urination.
The test: A scope through the penis to look at the bladder and urine test.
1. Painless and swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpit, or groin
2. Swell that don’t subside in a week
3. Unexplained weight loss over 1 or 2 months
4. Pain in the node area after drinking alcohol
False alarms: Infection can also cause a swollen nodes
The test: A biopsy on the node and blood test