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Doctors reveal eight red flag cancer signs that men should be aware of

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A group of health experts have shared eight red flag cancer symptoms that men in particular need to be aware of.A recent survey showed that around half of UK adults put off speaking to a GP for up to six months after noticing red flag symptoms of cancer, reports the Mirror.

Dr Julie Sharp, Cancer Research UK’s head of health and patient involvement, said: "You might think of key symptoms like coughing up blood or unexplained bleeding as hard to ignore, but the research shows that many do".Catching cancer early is critical as it can help doctors diagnose the form and deliver the best type of treatment.

Professor Lawrence Young from the University of Warwick said: "A cancer diagnosis is always worrying. Each year more than a third of all cancer cases in the UK are diagnosed in people aged 75 and over. "The good news is that with improved diagnostic tests and treatments, cancer survival has doubled over the last 50 years in the UK."Men over the age of 50 are entitled to a free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test in the UK.

However, these men will have to make an appointment with their GP and request the test.Read on below for eight red flag signs of cancer that men should never ignore.Problems that are toilet related are so often not discussed out of embarrassment.

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