Cancer is a big group of diseases that result in abnormal grown of cells. That dangerous cells invade or spread to various parts of the body. This condition can be lethal, but if doctors diagnosed it on time, the chances of recovery are greater. Physicians recommend paying attention to the signs that potentially could indicate cancer. They don’t mean that you have cancer, but anyway, please consult with your doctor to be sure everything is okay.
Cancer has 200 different types, and now we are talking about the most common ones such as pancreatic, melanoma, colorectal, endometrial, leukemia prostate, kidney, breast, lung and ovarian cancer. These types of cancer are usually difficult to diagnose, that’s why in some cases the treatment can be unsuccessful.
Here are the most common symptoms of cancer that people should pay attention to. If you have one or more of them, please visit your doctor as soon as possible. It can save your life.
1. Unexpected weight loss.
If you didn’t change your diet but started to lose weight, it can be a warning sign. This symptom could indicate breast or lung cancer. When cancer reaches the liver, the body can no longer regulate the appetite and remove toxins, and this condition usually results in weight loss. It can be a symptom of colon cancer too.
2. Weakness and fatigue.
If you experience weakness and fatigue despite the fact that you sleep and rest enough, it can be a sign of cancer.
3. Frequent fever.
Fever usually means that you have an infection and your body tries to get rid of it. But if you experience fever very often it could mean that you have lymphoma. Leukemia also manifests itself in fatigue, pain, and fever.
4. Shortness of breath or wheezing.
These conditions can be caused by lung cancer, which narrows the airways and results in shortness of breath.
5. Chest pain and chronic cough.
Persistent bronchitis and cough could indicate lung cancer of leukemia. Chest pain usually is also a symptom of these types of cancer. Visit your doctor immediately if your voice is hoarse longer than six weeks, it can be a sign of laryngeal or thyroid cancer.
If you experience persistent bloating without any reason, it can be a symptom of ovarian cancer, especially if it is accompanied by abdominal swelling or pelvic pain.
7. Chronic heartburn.
In most cases, the cause of heartburn is common acid reflux. However, if you experience it too often, it can mean esophageal cancer.
8. Bowel issues.
If you usually don’t have problems with your bowels and suddenly notice changes that last more than one month, please, consult with your doctor. It can be a sign of bowel cancer.
9. Difficulty swallowing.
If you experience problems swallowing or even feel pieces of food become stuck in your throat, it can be a warning symptom of the throat or esophageal cancer. These types of cancer usually don’t demonstrate any signs before it is too late, so don’t ignore any changes in your body.
This condition means that the whites of the eyes and the skin become yellow. It is easy to spot, and it can indicate problems with the liver of gallbladder, but it also can be a symptom of pancreatic cancer.
11. Swelling and lumps.
If you notice a lump in such body parts as your abdominal area, breast and groin area, neck and armpits, consult with your doctor immediately. Enlarged lymph nodes and armpit lump usually indicate breast cancer.
12. Changing moles and skin spots.
Most of the moles are normal, but if you notice new spots or growths that don’t heal or changes in color, shape, and size of your mole consult with your doctor as soon as possible.
13. Nail changes.
Some nail changes can indicate skin, lung or liver cancer. If you have black or brown spots under your fingernails, it can be a sign of skin cancer. Enlarged ends of the nail area can indicate lung cancer. Poor liver function and liver cancer can manifest in pale or even white nails.
14. Abdominal pain.
This type of pain can be caused by ovarian cancer. You should be more careful, if you was already diagnosed with colon rectal or breast cancer, your family story has cases of breast, ovarian cancer. Pelvic pain is also can be a sign of uterine cancer.
15. Unusual pain more than four weeks.
If you feel pain periodically for four weeks and can’t explain what it causes, please consult your doctor for advice.
16. Abnormal bleeding.
Blood in the stool can indicate bowel cancer. One of the leukemia signs is persistent bruising and bleeding. Vomiting of coughing blood is also a symptom of lung and stomach cancer. At the same time, some other severe health condition can manifest in bleeding, so consult your doctor in any case.
It is necessary to perform regular cancer screening, it can save your life.
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