Cancer is a disease that no one wants to get, but we can do ourselves the world of good if we are conscious of early cancer symptoms of this debilitating ailment.
Here are 20 cancer symptoms that you should never ignore:
- Rectal Bleeding or Bloody Stool
When you have bloody stool or experience rectal bleeding it could be a symptom of colorectal cancer.
- A chronic cough or Chest Pain
Persistent coughing could be a symptom of lung tumors and even leukemia, you should visit your doctor if you have a chronic cough.
- Having Difficulty Swallowing
This condition could be caused be esophageal or throat cancer, it could also be a symptom of lung cancer.
- Wheezing or a Shortness of Breath
Lung cancer could be responsible for that regular shortness of breath or wheezing so always pay attention.
- Persistent Fevers
This could be as a result of leukemia and this cancer compromises the body’s immunity to infectious diseases.
- Groin, Underarm And Neck Lumps
Where the lymphatic system experiences some modifications it could be a symptom of cancer.
- Bloating or Belly Fat
A large number of women suffering from ovarian cancer have also been seen to experience abdominal bloating usually as an initial sign to suggest that there is something wrong with them.
- Excessive Bruising
This could be a symptom of leukemia or it could also mean that something unusual is going on with the red blood cells.
- General Body Weakness
When you have unexplained general body weakness, it could be a sign of cancer, you should visit your doctor’s office immediately.
- Having a Full Feeling and Being Unable to Eat
Women with ovarian cancer say that they can’t eat or that they have no appetite though they had not eaten for a long time.
- Unexplained Weight Loss
In the case of some digestive tract cancers such as colon cancer, weight loss is a quite common symptom. Liver cancer sufferers also experience this problem as well and this affects the sufferer’s appetite and ability to eliminate waste.
- Pelvic And Abdominal Pain
When you have cramps and pain in the abdomen or your pelvic region it could be a symptom of ovarian cancer. If you experience abdominal pains it could be indicative of leukemia.
- Sore, Swollen or Red Breasts
When you notice any unusual change in your breasts you could have breast cancer and you, therefore, need to visit your doctor immediately.
- An Upset Stomach or Stomach ache
Stomach aches, an upset stomach, and frequent cramps could be an indication of colorectal cancer.
- Heavy or Painful Periods
This could be a sign of endometrial or uterine cancer, you should see your gynecologist who will carry out a trans-vaginal ultrasound.
- A Clear Change in your Nails
When you notice strange changes in your fingernails it could mean different types of cancer. If you see brown or black streaks or maybe a dot beneath your nails it could signify the presence of cancer in your body.
- Any Skin Lump That Bleeds Quite Easily, gets Crusty or does not Heal
This could be a sign of skin cancer or melanoma, you should check your body for any strange looking growth or spots.
- Any Swelling on your Face
If you notice redness, puffiness or swelling on your face, it means that blood is not flowing properly to your head and face. It could be a symptom of lung cancer.
- Changes in Nipple
When your nipples start to appear flattened, turned sideways or inverted it could be a symptom of cancer.
- Lower Back and Right Side Of Body Pain
This could be a symptom of breast and/or liver cancer.
Source: Health Advisor Group