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Possible Cancer Symptoms in Men: What to Know

By Genevieve Cunningham

Cancer is unfortunately all too common in our world today. While almost any person can have any kind of cancer, there are some that are more prevalent in certain types of people. For example, women will obviously have the only cases of cervical cancer, and men will have the only cases of prostate cancer. And while some cancers can attack both men and women, some seem to have a preference. For help keeping your body healthy, take a look at these common symptoms of cancer in men that shouldn’t be ignored.

Changes in Bathroom Habits

No one likes to talk about it, but bathroom habits are a part of life. If your bathroom habits change drastically, it might be time to take a second look. Being unable to go may signal a problem. Similarly, making too many trips to the bathroom can signal a problem as well. Cancers of the bladder, prostate, and colon may all start with these symptoms. The bottom line? If you’re experiencing any significant changes in bathroom habits, a doctor may need to take a look.

Excessive Fatigue and Weight Loss

While it can be normal to be tired and lose weight, anything in excess should probably be checked. This is especially true if the symptoms seem to come out of nowhere and without cause. Weight loss with adequate calorie intake and extreme fatigue with adequate sleep are both unusual. If these suddenly pop up in your life, get checked out by a doctor, as they may be the beginning of a wealth of health problem in your life.

Unusual Coughing

Though most lung cancer patients are smokers, it can happen that a non-smoker develops the deadly disease. If you suddenly notice a new or unusual sounding cough, a trip to the doctor is in order. They’ll be able to take a listen to your lungs to determine whether a problem is present. Lung cancer, when caught early, is treatable. So don’t delay in getting the care you need if this is a problem in your everyday life.

Taking care of your health includes checking out any new symptoms and side effects in your life. If you’re a man and experience any of these, get a quick check-up from your primary care physician to rule out common cancers that plague the male gender. With a little preventative care, you can keep yourself healthy and strong for a lifetime.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.

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