People, almost all men, and women believe cancer is a deadliest and scariest disease. It is true, especially when the situation gets worse. Diagnosis for cancer is always a huge shock.
Even though, many cancers are curable these days, if caught early. That is the reason it is very essential to be on constant alert for cancer symptoms.
Here, in this article, I am going to discuss 8 symptoms of cancer that most people ignore, but you SHOULD NOT. You need to pay special attention to all the symptoms I am going to discuss here so that you can kill it.
Persistent fatigue can be one of the most important symptoms of leukemia, one fo the symptoms of cancer (commonly known as blood cancer), colon as well as stomach cancers. These types of cancers may manifest differently from everyday fatigue. Therefore, you should ignore fatigue.
Things to Know:
Leukemia is cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.
Cancer-related fatigue sometimes does not go away after a good sleep as well as lasts longer. Often it is caused by blood loss that is not obvious.
People, who are suffering from cancer, are likely to lose excessive weight at some point. If you cannot recognize the particular reason, like exercising more, or changing diet, or a rapid unexplained weight loss, you need to consult with your doctor immediately, because it can be a dangerous sign. An unexpected weight loss of 8-10 pounds or more may be the first symptoms of cancer and can be used to catch it early.
A lump is not always dangerous, but sometimes it can be fatal, so examine your body regularly. A lump or thickening may be an early sign or symptom of cancer and should immediately be reported to your doctor. You should pay extra attention to new lump(s) those are shown in your body. It can be shown in any place of your body. Do not stress over it too early though. Most of the changes in your body can be curable.
Though pain can be a symptom of different types of diseases, this can be a symptom of cancer. Whether the pain in any part of your body is unexplained and does not go away with treatment, it is a warning sign of cancer. Sometimes an untreated pain can cause of brain tumor, colon cancer or cancer in rectum or ovary.
Almost all people with cancer are likely to have fever at some stage. If cancer affects the immune system fever is a must-have sign. Though fever is more common at the last stage of cancer and can also be an early sign of blood cancers, like leukemia or lymphoma. In any case, if you experience fever, and cannot be understood the cause of the fever.
Skin cancer is a common type of cancer. Skin cancer is very difficult to recognize at the early stages. If you see a freckle, wart or mole that changes color, size or shape over time or if it loses the sharp, then you should have it checked out for melanoma or some of the other types of skin cancer. Moreover, other cancers can also cause skin changes. Therefore, pay attention to signs and symptoms of cancer, like darker, yellowish or reddened skin, itching, bleeding.
Change in bowel or bladder habits
If you are suffering from long-term constipation or have diarrhea or a change in the size of the stool, it may be a good idea to visit a doctor, because you do not know why it is happening. These can be the symptom of colon cancer. Symptoms of bladder or prostate cancer include pain in the time urine passes urine, blood in the urine or a change in bladder function. You should bear in mind that these could also be a signal of a urinary tract infection as well.
Nagging cough or hoarseness
A cough every once in a while is not good. It can be dangerous. A persistent cough that does not go away is a cause for concern and need doctor’s consultation. Not to worry at all, most coughs are not cancer, but it should still be evaluated by your doctor.
Overall, if you see any major changes in your body and looks, feels, particularly if the condition does not go away for a long time – talk to your doctor and know more about the symptoms of cancer. He or she is the right person to guide you.