Nowadays, cancer is considered as one of the most dangerous and life-threatening disease, so in order to catch it on time, you should pay more attention to the signs your body is giving.
Here are some signs that are commonly overlooked:
One of the first signs of lung cancer is trouble swallowing, but it is most commonly associated with throat or esophageal cancer.
2.Swollen lymph nodes or lumps on the neck, underarm, or groin
When some changes occur in the lypmhatic system, our lymph nodes become larger, which can be a sign of cancer.
3.Excessive bruising or bleeding that doesn’t stop
If you experience excessive bleeding or bruising that doesn’t stop, you should consult your doctor since it indicates that something abnormal is happening with the platelets and red blood cells. This could mean that you are dealing with leukemia.
4.Wheezing or shortness of breath
Usually lung cancer patients remember noticing the inability to catch their breath, so this is probably one of the first signs of lung cancer.
- Chronic cough or chest pain
Lung cancer patients usually notice chest pain that extends up into the shoulder or down the arm. On the other hand, bad cough or bronchitis are common symptoms for several types of cancer including leukemia and lung tumors.
- Frequent fevers or infections
Certain infections and fevers could be a sign of leukemia which is a cancer of the blood cells that starts in the bone marrow. Leukemia causes the marrow to produce abnormal white blood cells, sapping your body’s infection-fighting capabilities.
- Weakness and fatigue
Many different types of cancer cause weakness and fatigue, so in order to know what type of cancer is, you need to look these symptoms in combination with other signs.
- Bloating or abdominal weight gain
Make sure to consult your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained abdominal bloating which comes suddenly and continues on and off over a long period of time, because this indicates an ovarian cancer.
- Feeling full and unable to eat
Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer explain that they had no appetite and couldn’t eat even when they haven’t eaten for longer period of time.
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
Leukemia is known to cause abdominal pain which results from an enlarged spleen. Moreover, pain and cramping in the pelvis and abdomen in combination with bloating also signals ovarian cancer.
- Rectal bleeding or blood in stool
Make sure to call your doctor and schedule a colonoscopy the moment you notice blood in the toilet, because it is a common symptom of colorectal cancer.
- Unexplained weight loss
If you start losing weight for no apparent reason, it could be a sign of colon cancer or some other type of digestive cancers. Moreover, it could also signal a cancer that is spreading to the liver which is affecting your appetite and the ability of your body to rid itself of wastes.
- Nipple changes
Women who were diagnosed with breast cancer explain that among the first signs, they also noticed how their nipples began to appear flattened, inverted or turned sideways.
- Changes in nails
Pay more attention to your fingernails since the changes in them can indicate several types of cancer. For instance: a brown or black streak or dot under the nail indicates skin cancer, a sign for lung cancer is the enlargement of the ends of the fingers with nails that curve down over the tips and pale or white nails can indicate liver cancer.
- Pain in the back or lower right side
According to many cancer patients, the first sign of liver cancer is the pain in the back. Moreover, back pain also is among the first signs of breast cancer, which occurs due to the breast tumors that press backward into the chest, or when the cancer spreads to the spine or ribs.
- Unusually heavy or painful periods or bleeding between periods
If you experience unusually heavy and painful period or bleeding in between, you should ask for a transvaginal ultrasound since this is a sign of endometrial or uterine cancer.
- Upset stomach or stomachache
Stomach cramps or frequent upset stomachs may indicate colorectal cancer.
- A red, sore, or swollen breast
Breast cancer causes red, sore and swollen breasts, so if you notice these symptoms, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
- Swelling of facial features
According to some lung cancer patients, redness, swelling and puffines in their face are the first symptoms they noticed. This happens because small cell lung tumors usually block blood vessels in the chest, thus preventing blood from flowing freely from your head and face.
- A sore or skin lump that doesn’t heal, becomes crusty, or bleeds easily
Make sure to check skin all over your body and if you notice some odd-looking growths or spots, consult a specialist since they can be signs of melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
In order to detect any early signs of cancer, make sure to watch for any unusual changes in your body no matter if you are a man or woman. It is easier to cure the cancer if it’s diagnosed in the first stage.
The best solution is to lead an anti-cancer lifestyle in order to prevent cancer from occuring in the first place.
In fact, cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abdominal cells and the cure actually lies in controlling the abnormal growth and stopping the spread.
Your body is able to heal itself, but you need to consume healthy food, sleep enough, exercise on a regular basis and get enough of vitamin D from sun exposure. You should also reduce stress as much as you can and maintain a healthy balance.
Cancer occurs when people ignore these health principles, but it gets even worse when they treat it with conventional treatments like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
Even though it may sound unbelievable to you, certain study has discovered that some types of cancer, even invasive ones, may go away without treatment.
Moreover, many experts claim that cancer patients usually die due to cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
According to Italian oncologist Dr. Tullio Simoncini, cancer has a mortality rate of 90%, which speaks volumes about the effectivness of conventional treatments. However, they are still regarded as the gold standard of cancer cure.
Cancer Rates Continue to Rise in 2009
According to American Cancer Society dat, nearly 1.5 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2009. Moreover, even one million cases of basal and squamos cell skin cancers are also expected to be diagnosed this year. This means that more than 1,500 people will die from cancer every day. In other words, nearly one out of every four cancer patients will die.
The latest estimates show that by 2030, over 26 million people a year may be diagnosed with cancer, with 17 million people dying from it.