If you have a family history of cancer then you should be really careful and to notice every single symptom or signs that are strange for your body. You should be all the time in contact with a doctor and to track your health.
There are many types of cancer but the cancer industry ‘’promotes’’ only awareness for only a couple of them which is making hard for those other types of cancer to be noticed in early stages and with that to increase the chance of treating it. Many people are ignoring signs that can actually indicate cancer and with that you might save your life.
As we said there are many types of cancer and each of it has its own symptoms but there are also some signs that come along with every cancer type and they are ignored most of the time. They are:
Cancer cells sap your body’s energy supply. Fatigue is a natural result of your immune system’s response to fighting cancer cells. Some cancers also cause blood loss, producing the same effect. So, if you’re tired no matter how much you sleep, you should seek medical attention.
2. Weight loss
If you suddenly drop pounds without reason (no lifestyle or diet changes, and no medication changes), it could be a sign of cancer. According to The American Cancer Society, most cancer patients experience this unexplained weight loss at some point.
It can be linked to cancers of the immune system, or a sign that any type of cancer is beginning to spread to other areas of the body.
Constant pain in only one specific area of the body can be connected to certain types of cancer. Also, different areas are linked to different types of cancer.
5. Skin changes
Note that they are not only linked to skin cancer. Warning signs include finding darkened, yellowed, or reddened skin.
6. Unusual hair growth
Another sign that isn’t only denoting skin cancer. Every major change in your body should be reported to your doctor.
7. Unusual lymph nodes
Any tender, swollen and uncomfortable lymph node should not be ignored.
If you do not stop coughing for a longer period of time or you have a scratchy throat then you should immediately visit a doctor.
9. Changes in freckles or moles
Monitor their size, color, or shape and again, report any change to your doctor especially if they start being painful.
The most misdiagnosed symptom. This symptom is very tricky since It might denote any type of changes happening in your body. However, it is linked with cancers of the upper digestive tract. Look out for difficulty swallowing and stomach pain that doesn’t go away.
11. Lumps or thickening
If you notice a new lump or change in size of an old one, immediately visit a doctor.
If you notice blood in your stool or urine, or you have bloody discharge or you are coughing up blood, visit a doctor immediately.
Indicator for oral cancer, skin cancer and cancer affecting the genitals. Never ignore it! Visit a doctor immediately after noticing!
14. Change in bowel habits
If you’re experiencing regular constipation or diarrhea, or if you have suddenly different stool size, it could be a sign of cancer in the lower digestive tract. The same goes if you experience pain
15. Changes in bladder function
If you feel pain during urinating then maybe your body is trying to warn you that something is wrong in it and it can be indicator for bladder or prostate cancer.
Note: If you suspect that the symptoms you’re experiencing are signs of cancer, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. The sooner you identify and treat cancer, the greater chance you have of beating it before it spreads to other areas of the body.