Five most common cancers in men

Five most common cancers in men

Prostate cancer
It is one of the most common cancer in men, it is the no.1 cancer affecting more and more men, in addition to that it is the no.2 cancer killer after the lung cancer. According to the statistics in 2007 there are 160 men in every 1,00,000 who were identified with prostate cancer.
Symptoms 
One don’t find any symptoms in the elementary stages but later it shows the leakage of urine, straining for urination, bloody urine, bone pain and etc.
Screening 
With a blood test named PSA test an individual is screened for prostate cancer. It is suggested to get check by doctor at the age 50. PSA test is often included with digital rectal exam.

Lung cancer
Lung cancer is the no.1 death causing cancer, it hits nearly 81 men among 1,00,000. As per the statistics of 2007 88,000 men were died due to lung cancer in the same year.
Symptoms 
Lung cancer develops first before any symptoms. When they start appearing you will find cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, breath with noise, change in sputum, coughing up blood and horarseness.
Screening 
There are various ways to diagnose lung cancer starting from testing lungs with fiber optic telescope, CT scan and Checking sputum to identify any cancer cells. People who being with the age more than 60 and have a history of smoking and COPD need to consult their doctor about screening.

Colorectal cancer
A type of cancer that affects the colon or rectum is termed as colorectal cancer. It is standing in the third place among main men cancers. Nearly 27,000 men died with this cancer in the year 2007 and is striking about 53 men in every 1,00,000.
Symptoms 
It may come to you without any symptoms. When they occur, the symptoms observed are rectal bleeding, weakness, pain in the stomach, a difference in bowel habits and weight loss.
Screening 
One can find the colorectal cancer before its attack through a test called colonoscopy. Most of the men are get screened at the age of 50 and it will be repeated after every 5-10 years.

Bladder cancer
The fourth cancer kind that is affecting more men is bladder cancer. Nearly it is striking 36 men among every 1,00,000.
Symptoms
The very basic symptom of bladder cancer is that, the pass of urine along with blood. Blood changes the color of urine or shows blood clots in the urine. In addition to it burning and pain are other common symptoms.
Screening
There are no screening tests to diagnose bladder cancer. Consult your doctor if you have identified any of the above symptoms.

Melanoma skin cancer
Melanoma skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer in men. Nearly 27 men in every 1,00,000 are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.
Symptoms
The very first symptom you will notice is that the change in size, shape and color of moles or freckles. A new mole, or sores that are not healing.
Screening
Getting a complete skin exam in every one month is recommended. Do not forget to look at your scalp and soles of the feet.