In order to protect your body from many diseases including cancer, all you need is to check various places on your body and spot anything odd, unexplainable or different. There is no need for everything to be examined and tested by doctors.
Commonly Overlooked Signs
1.Chest Pain or Chronic Cough
Some of the symptoms which cause many kinds of cancer (leukemia and lung tumors) are bad cough and bronchitis. People suffering form lung cancer complain of chest pain which prolongs down to the arm and back to their shoulders.
2.Shortness of Breath or Wheezing
One of the symptoms for lung cancer, or more specifically the first one, is inability to take a breath.
If you have difficulty swallowing things, its the first symptom for lung cancer and can lead to throat cancer and esophagea also.
4.Infections or Frequent Fevers
Conditions like frequent fevers and infections can cause cancer to the blood cells known as leukemia. The consequence that form this disease is low immune system which is not able to fight infections.
5.Bleeding That Doesn’t Stop or Excessive Bruising
These conditions can tell your body that something unusual happens especially with the red blood cells leading to leukemia.
6.Underarm lymphs, groin or neck or swollen lymph nodes
A sign of cancer can also be a modification in the lymphatic system.
7.Abdominal Weight Gain or Bloating
If abdominal bloating appears for a long period of time, there are high chances you suffer from ovarian cancer.
The weakness can be the cause for several types of cancers, and if you feel weak without being able to explain it, you should visit you doctor.
9.Abdominal Pain or Pelvic
Ovarian cancer has symptoms like pain in the abdomen and in pelvis, but these aches are signs for leukemia as well.
10.Unable to Eat And Feeling Full
Another sign for ovarian cancer are these conditions in which women feel full even though they did not try food for longer period of time.
11.Sudden Weight Loss
Some digestive cancers like colon cancer can be caused by losing weight. Also, liver cancer can be caused and can damage the function of liver – the ability to remove the waste from the body.
12.Blood in Stool and Rectal Bleeding
These conditions are signs for colo-rectal cancer. If you notice blood in your urine, ask your doctor for help.
13.Swollen, Sore or Red Breasts
An indication of breast cancer is sudden change of the breast and you should visit your doctor.
Colo-rectal cancer can be caused by many stomach cramps or frequently upset abdominal.
15.Bleeding Between Periods or Painful/Heavy Periods
Most of the women suffering form these issues have endometrial or uterine cancer. For further and more detailed information go to an ultrasound.
As well as the breasts the nipples can change their shape or color. If you notice inversion, flattening or turned sideways consult your doctor since it is a symptom for breast cancer.
17.A Skin Lump That Becomes Crusty, Doesn’t Heal or Bleeds Easily
Every issue mentioned above can lead to melanoma or skin cancer. Check your body for abnormalities in spots.
18.Swelling of Facial Features
Conditions like swelling, puffing or redness in the face are common in lung cancer. The blood is prevented from flowing into the head.
19.Pain in the Lower Right Side or Back
Many people suffering from liver cancer report pain in the back but it can be breast cancer as well.
20.Changes in Nails
Finally, the last condition as a sign for many cancers is fingernail changes. Brown or black streak or even a dot can cause skin cancer and liver cancer can be shown through white or pale nails.