Do not just rely on routine tests to protect themselves from cancer. It is equally important to listen to your body and notice what is different, strange or inexplicable.
Here are some signs that usually ignore:
1. Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
One of the first signs that many patients of lung cancer remember noticing the inability to catch his breath.
2. Chronic cough or chest pain
Several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung tumors, can cause symptoms that mimic bronchitis or cough.
3. Frequent fevers or infections
These may be signs of leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells that starts in the bone marrow.
4. Difficulty swallowing
Trouble swallowing are most commonly associated with the esophagus or throat cancer, and sometimes one of the first signs of lung cancer.
5. A lump in the neck, armpit or groin
Enlarged lymph nodes indicate changes in the lymphatic system, which can be a sign of cancer.
6. Excessive bruising or bleeding that does not stop
This symptom usually suggests something abnormal happening with the platelets and red blood cells, which can be a sign of leukemia.
7. Weakness and fatigue
Generalized fatigue and weakness is a symptom of various types of cancer that you have to look at it in combination with other symptoms. But every time you feel exhausted, without explanation, please consult your doctor.
8.Bloating or weight gain
Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer mostly face the unexplained bloating.
9. Feeling full and can not eat
This is another symptom of ovarian cancer; Women say they have no appetite and can not eat, even when you did not eat for some time.
10.Pain in the pelvis or abdomen
The pain and cramping in the pelvis and abdomen can go hand in hand with bloating that often signals ovarian cancer. Leukemia can also cause abdominal pain due to an enlarged spleen.
11.Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
This is a common result of diagnosing colon cancer.
12.Unexplained weight loss
Weight loss is an early sign of colon cancer and other digestive problems; It is also a sign of cancer that has spread to the liver, affecting your appetite and your body’s ability to get rid of waste.
13.Stomach cramps or abdominal pain
Convulsions may indicate colon cancer.
14. Red, sore and swollen breasts
These symptoms may indicate breast cancer. Call your doctor if you notice any unexplained changes in your breasts.
One of the most common changes in breast cancer that women immediately notice the nipple that began to look flattened, upside down or turned sideways.
16.Unusually heavy and painful periods or bleeding between periods
Possible symptoms of uterine cancer. Ask for a transvaginal ultrasound if you suspect something.
17.Swelling of the face
Some patients with lung cancer notice puffiness, swelling or redness in the face.
18.Pain or lumps on the skin that do not heal, bleed easily
Familiarize yourself with the different types of skin cancer – melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma – and be careful and check the skin all over the body.
19. Changes to the nails
Unexplained changes to the fingernails can be a sign of several types of cancer. Brown or black stripes or spots under the nail can indicate skin cancer, a newly discovered extension of the ends of the fingers with nails that curve down over the tops – can be a sign of lung cancer. White nails can sometimes be a sign of liver cancer.
20. Back pain and lower right side
Many cancer patients say that this was the first sign of liver cancer. Breast cancer is also often diagnosed through back pain, which can occur when a tumor of the breast is pressed back into the chest, or when the cancer has spread to the spine or ribs.