Top 5 Cancer Symptoms African men ignore.

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Top 5 Cancer Symptoms African men ignore.

African men just don’t think Cancer symptoms apply to them. It seems to be a taboo to even think that a man from Africa will develop Cancer. There seems to be this perception that only weak men develop Cancer. Well my dear reader, these are the top 5 cancer symptoms African men just don’t want to know.

This is our Top 5

Testicles change.

Testicular cancer symptoms are mostly diagnosed in men with an average age of 33. Be aware of any change in the size of the testicles, enlargement or contraction, inflammation or lumpiness. Detecting these Cancer symptoms early is very important. The first thing to do when you notice any of these changes is to go see your doctor.

Loss of weight.

Surprising weight loss is a worry. More black men over 50 are at a higher risk of rapidly losing weight, which is a common symptom of multiple Myeloma.  If you feel you are losing more than 10% of your body weight within a few weeks, you must go see your doctor.

Feeling Feverish.

A lot of cancer symptoms start with fever. When the cancer cells start to spread to other parts of the body, it triggers unexpected and regular feverish feeling. This can also be due to lymphoma or leukaemia, which are blood cancers. Explain to your doctor how you feeling.

Breast Changes.

  • Skin dimpling or puckering
  • Nipple retraction
  • Redness or scaling of the nipple or breast skin
  • Nipple discharge

Pains.

We mostly don’t think about back pains as a cancer symptom. Lower back pains may be caused by the spread of Cancer cells spreading to the lymph nodes in the back of the belly. Sometimes the shortness of breath, constant chest pains and cough are symptoms of cancer cells spreading to the lungs.

Well there you have it

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