How to Detect Cancer in Men
Cancer is a terrible illness due to many things, of which the fact that it doesn’t discriminate is the worst. However well you may take care of yourself, there is still a chance you will be afflicted. It is important to know which signs indicate its onset. Cancer presents itself through certain signs.
If you realize that when you have been going to urinate, you have been leaking and dribbling, or you have been going too many times, or other times you simply cannot pass urine, consult your doctor right away. These could be indicators of prostate issues. It could indicate an enlarged prostate or the onset of prostate cancer. It is important to know which it is.
Testicular changes, such as uneven sizes of the two testicles, or the presence of a lump that was not there, could symbolize testicular cancer. It is important to tell if it is soon as possible. To save your life, it may have to be removed. Complete recovery is possible only through early detection.
When you see an unpleasant discharge under your foreskin, accompanied by a red rash in the groin area or ulcers, ask your doctor to check it out to rule out penile cancer. Rarely does it present but when it does and goes undetected, it becomes quite nasty. Circumcision surgery, radiotherapy or other medical interventions can cure it. The earlier, the better.
Men do not think of themselves as likely breast cancer victims. And the portion of breast cancer cases represented by men is 1%. This should not persuade you to avoid getting checked out when you notice a lump in your breast area or an unusual nipple discharge.
The presence of blood when you visit the loo, either to pee or defecate could be a sign of cancer of the colon, bladder or kidneys. No matter how embarrassed you may feel at this point, gather some courage and talk to your doctor. Your life may be at risk.
When you happen to be suffering from erectile dysfunction, the cause may not be simply old age or no interest in sexual intercourse. It may signify a far much worse situation, the culprit being prostate cancer. It is vital that you tell the difference, through medical consultation.
Another sign to look out for is the presence of unsightly white or red patches forming inside your mouth. They can be an indication or ulcers or poor oral hygiene. For smokers or tobacco chewers, this could indicate mouth cancer, which should be attended to medically at the earliest opportunity.
Stay alert for any indicators of cancer, and get yourself checked out often. Knowing early enough gives you time to plan for medication and time to recover.