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13 Signs of Cancer Men Are Likely to Ignore

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Alyssa Jung, RD.com of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 2 of 14: If it's consistently difficult to urinate, or there's blood in your urine or semen, or if you experience unexplained erectile dysfunction, see your doctor; these could be symptoms of prostate cancer. 'Unfortunately, there aren't noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer until the aggressive stages,' says Moshe Shike, MD, gastroenterologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Shike says he frequently sees patients who ignore these symptoms for up to six months before they seek help, but the sooner you check out your symptoms, the better.

Difficulty urinating

If it's consistently difficult to urinate, or there's blood in your urine or semen, or if you experience unexplained erectile dysfunction, see your doctor; these could be symptoms of prostate cancer. 'Unfortunately, there aren't noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer until the aggressive stages,' says Moshe Shike, MD, gastroenterologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Shike says he frequently sees patients who ignore these symptoms for up to six months before they seek help, but the sooner you check out your symptoms, the better.
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