October 8, 2015 | Craig
Men may think they’re tougher than women, but they’re not, especially when it
comes to cancer. Men are at a greater risk of developing and dying from cancer
than are women. In fact, men have a one in two chance of developing cancer
during their lifetime and a one in four chance of dying of some type of the
disease, compared with a one in three and a one in five chance, respectively, in
women, according to the American
One factor contributing to these statistics is the fact that men
are less likely to see a doctor or
seek medical help than are women, even when they have a suspicion something
isn’t quite right. Those suspicions could include cancer symptoms men should not
While no one wants to receive a diagnosis of cancer, identifying it early in the
game can literally be a lifesaver. Having cancer is not an automatic death
sentence. In fact, one reason the number of Americans with a history of cancer
is rising is because of increasing survival
If you have any of the following 10 cancer symptoms or signs, be sure to consult
a physician. It may prove to be nothing at all or something other than cancer.
But at least you and your family will know what you are up against and you can
take the steps to manage it.
Ignoring cancer symptoms or pretending you are invulnerable to the clutches of
the different forms of the disease is foolhardy. Pay attention to the signals
your body is sending to you.