10 cancer symptoms men often ignore

Cancer diagnosis

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 Cancer Society.

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 rates.

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.

Craig Cooper

By Craig Cooper

Craig Cooper is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, and TV host of CNBC's "Adventure Capitalists". He is an “Ambassador” for both the global men’s health foundation “Movember” and 2XU, the performance sportswear company. He is the author of the Harper Collins book “Your New Prime: 30 Days to Better Sex, Eternal Strength, and a Kick-Ass Life After 40“. Follow Craig on Instagram @craigcooperrrr and Facebook.