You don’t need to rely on routine check-ups and tests to prevent many diseases, including cancer. It is important to pay attention to the inexplicable, strange and unusual.
- Chest pain or chronic cough
Bronchitis and bad cough are symptoms of several types of cancer, lung cancer and leukemia. Some people with lung cancer report chest pain that radiates down their arms and into their shoulders.
- Shortness of breath or shortness of breath
Shortness of breath is one of the first symptoms of lung cancer.
- Difficulty swallowing
It is often one of the first symptoms of lung cancer and can also be associated with cancer of the throat or esophagus.
- Infection or constant fever
This condition can be a sign of leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells. This disease reduces the body’s ability to fight infection.
- Non-stop bleeding or excessive bruising
This condition refers to something unexpected happening to the red blood cells, which is a sign of leukemia.
- Lymph nodes or swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, neck, or groin
When we have changes in the lymphatic system, it can be a sign of cancer.
- Abdominal weight gain or bloating
Most women with ovarian cancer experience chronic abdominal bloating.
Weakness can be a symptom of several types of cancer. If you have unexplained fatigue, talk to your doctor.
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
Cramps and pain in the abdomen and pelvis are often signs of ovarian cancer. Abdominal pain can also be a symptom of leukemia.
- Unable to eat, feeling full
Inability to eat and feeling full are other symptoms of ovarian cancer. Women report that they can’t eat or lose their appetite even after not eating for a while.
- Sudden weight loss
It can be an early sign of certain digestive tract cancers, such as colon cancer. It can also be a sign of liver cancer, which affects the body’s ability to rid itself of waste products and appetite.
- Blood in stool and rectal bleeding
These conditions may be symptoms of colon cancer. If you see blood in the toilet, you should see a doctor.
- The breast is swollen, painful and red
If you notice any strange changes in your breasts, these symptoms may indicate breast cancer, so see your doctor.
- Abdominal cramps or abdominal pain
Persistent stomach upset and cramping can mean colon cancer.
- Bleeding between periods or painful or heavy periods
Some people report these problems as uterine or endometrial cancer. If you think this is anything other than a normal heavy period, ask for a vaginal ultrasound.
- Changes in nipples
An inverted, flat, or sideways nipple may be a sign of breast cancer.
- A skin lump that bleeds easily, crusts over, or doesn’t heal
All of the above problems can be symptoms of melanoma or skin cancer. Check your body for any irregular looking spots or growths.
- Facial swelling
It is normal for people with lung cancer to experience redness, swelling and swelling of the face. Bleeding from the face and head is limited.
- Lower right side or back pain
Most people with liver cancer report these conditions. They can also be a sign of breast cancer.
- Nail changes
Unknown and strange changes in the nails can indicate the presence of various types of cancer. Dark streaks, brown spots or dots under the nails are often signs of skin cancer. White or pale nails are often a sign of liver cancer.