Possible Signs Which Are Warning You of Cancer and Which Are Usually Ignored!
Numerous health experts highlight the importance of possible signs which are warning you of cancer and which are usually ignored, due to the fact that cancer is easily treated if it is diagnosed in its early stages and the patient is more likely to be cured.
There are over 200 different types of cancers such as: breast, ovarian, endometrial, prostate, lung, bladder, colorectal, pancreatic, and kidney (renal), as well as melanoma and leukemia.
It is important to be able to recognize the most common warning symptoms of cancer because these cancers have low survival rate, mostly because they are diagnosed in their advanced stages.
Sudden weight loss
In the case of solid tumors, such as breast and lung cancer, the person may experience sudden weight loss. This is due to the fact that as soon as cancer goes to the liver, it weakens its function, which is to eliminate toxins and regulate the appetite. Moreover, weight loss may also result from colon cancer as well.
This is a common symptom of cancer, as:
40 % of cancer patients experience a sudden weight loss before or during the period of the diagnosis
80 % of patients experience a sudden weight loss in the advanced stages
Shortness of Breath or Wheezing
Symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath can be linked to various conditions like tumor in the lungs, where the tumor presses and narrows the airway, which causes a wheezing sound.
Constant infections or fevers
Constant and persistent infections and fever may indicate cancer, like lymphoma. In addition to this, leukemia, which is in fact cancer of the blood cells, includes symptoms like flu, infections, fevers, aches, fatigue and so on.
Chest pain and persistent cough
Sometimes the signs of cancer, such as leukemia or lung cancer, can be similar to the the ones of a cough or bronchitis. The person is likely to experience chest pain extending towards the shoulder or stretching towards the arm.
Note: if you experience a persistent cough or you voice becomes hoarse, and especially if you smoke, then you should immediately see a doctor and check your condition, because you may have esophageal, lung, thyroid or laryngeal cancer.
Exhaustion and weakness
In case your exhaustion and weakness continues even though you got enough sleep and rest, then you should consult your doctor.
Symptoms like abnormal bleeding indicate of bowel cancer, and blood in the urine indicates of UTI, which can be caused by kidney or bladder cancer. Additionally, bleeding between periods or bleeding after menopause may be a sign of uterine and endometrial cancer. Colorectal cancer can contribute to bleeding from the GI tract. If the person experiences immoderate bruising and bleeding, then it may indicate leukemia, and coughing up blood indicates to esophageal, while vomiting blood may indicate stomach cancer.
The change in the bowel movements, which is more common in older people, if lasts longer than a month is a sign of bowel cancer.
Unusual lumps or swelling
You should never ignore uncommon pain on the testicles, neck, underarms, groin, breasts, abdomen, or other body parts, especially if they persists longer than three weeks. Additionally, in the case of breast cancer, a person can experience enlarged lymph node or lump, swellings, redness, and soreness.
If the person has swallowing difficulties or a feeling that there is a food in the chest or throat that becomes worse over time, then this is a sign of esophageal cancer. This type of cancer also includes symptoms like pain and burning sensation while swallowing.
Pelvic or abdominal pain
In the case of ovarian cancer a person may experience a pain in the lower abdomen or in the pelvic area, with pelvic heaviness.
Note: Women who have never conceived, and have family history of breast, ovarian, or colorectal, colon, breast, uterine, or rectum cancer are at higher risk.