Common signs and symptoms of cancer that you not ignore
Cancer is killer disease which have some common sign or symptom that should not be ignored.
As a cancer grows, it can begin to push on nearby organs, blood vessels, and nerves. This pressure causes some of the signs and symptoms of cancer. If the cancer is in a critical area, such as certain parts of the brain, even the smallest tumor can cause symptoms.
It can help in earlier detection and treatment. Here are some of the common signs and symptoms you should ask your doctor to check out.
1 Change in bowel habits or bladder function: Long-term constipation, diarrhea, or a change in the size of the stool may be a sign of colon cancer. Pain when passing urine, blood in the urine, or a change in bladder function (such as needing to pass urine more or less often than usual) could be related to bladder or prostate cancer.
2 Unexplained weight loss:Most people with cancer will lose weight at some point. When you lose weight for no known reason, it’s called an unexplained weight loss This happens most often with cancers of the pancreas, stomach, esophagus (swallowing tube), or lung.
3. Cheat pains and chronic cough: cancer can develop with certain symptoms resembling bronchitis and cough. Such types are leukemia and lungs tumor.
4 Frequent Fever”: ever is very common with cancer, but it more often happens after cancer has spread from where it started. Almost all people with cancer will have fever at some time, especially if the cancer or its treatment affects the immune system. (This can make it harder for the body to fight infection.) Less often, fever may be an early sign of cancer, such as blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma.
this symptom and could be a sign of weakening immune system
5 Shortness of breath/ wheezing sounds: most of us believe that snoring is a normal phenomenon but, did it just begin to happen regularly quite suddenly.
One of the most crucial symptoms of lung cancer patients is usually their inability to catch their breath.
6 Unusual bleeding or discharge: this symptom could be another sign of leukemia. It indicates an abnormality in the red blood cells or platelets.
Coughing up blood may be a sign of lung cancer. Blood in the stool
could be a sign of colon or rectal cancer. Cancer of the cervix or the endometrium (lining of the uterus) can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. Blood in the urine may be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer. A bloody discharge from the nipple may be a sign of breast cancer.
7 Chest pains and chronic cough: cancer can develop with certain symptoms resembling bronchitis and cough. Such types are leukemia and lungs tumor.
You should observe if the cheat pain extends to the shoulder or moves down the arm.
Pain may be an early symptom with some cancers like bone cancers or testicular cancer. A headache that does not go away or get better with treatment may be a symptom of a brain tumor. Back pain can be a symptom of cancer of the colon, rectum, or ovary. Most often, pain due to cancer means it has already spread (metastasized) from where it started.
8 Swollen lymph nodes or lumps: experiencing little or large lumps and swelling on the neck, underarm and in the groin, could be a strong sign of cancer/
indigestion or swallowing problems that don’t go away may be signs of cancer of the esophagus (the swallowing tube that goes to the stomach), stomach, or pharynx (throat). But like most symptoms on this list, they are most often caused by something other than cancer.
9 Skin changes: Along with skin cancers, some other cancers can cause skin changes that can be seen. These signs and symptoms include:
Darker looking skin (hyperpigmentation)
Yellowish skin and eyes (jaundice)
Reddened skin (erythema)
Excessive hair growth
10 Swallowing difficulty: this symptom is the most indicator of esophageal or throat cancer, this symptom could also be a sign of lung cancer.
11 cough or hoarseness: A cough that does not go away may be a sign of lung cancer. Hoarseness can be a sign of cancer of the larynx ( voice box) or thyroid gland.