As you all know, nowadays the most dangerous disease is cancer, and the key to its successful treatment is to detect it early. In order to do that, women need to pay close attention to all those tell-tale signs and symptoms that they may have cancer.
Here are 15 symptoms of cancer that you should never ignore
- Swelling Or Lumps On Your Groin, Neck And Underarm Area
Any change in the lymphatic system could be an indication of cancer, so if you notice any swelling or lump in these regions, make sure to consult your doctor immediately.
- Persistent Cough, Shortness Of Breath And Chest Pain
Leukemia and lung cancer often cause persistent coughs, chest pains and shortness of breath. We advise you to undergo cancer screening if you can’t cure coughs even after taking a lot of medications.
- A Change In Your Skin
When your mole starts changing its shape, size and color, make sure to consult a specialist since it could be a sign for skin cancer.
- Breasts That Are Red, Sore And Swollen
Make sure to consult your doctor immediately if you notice some strange changes in your breasts like swelling or lump.
- Rectal Bleeding, Pain In Your Pelvic And Abdominal Region
Colorectal cancer can cause bleeding during defecation, so be aware of it. On the other hand, if you experience a severe pain in the abdominal area and pelvis, it may be a sign of ovarian cancer. Pain in your abdomen could also be caused by leukemia.
- Having Severe Heartburn
Most of the time, a heartburn is a result of stress, consuming large amounts of food or drinking an alcohol beverage. In order to stop a heartburn, you must eat well and relax, but if your heartburn still persists, then it could be an indicator for esophageal, stomach and ovarian cancer.
- Unexplained Fatigue
If you experience an unexplained fatigue all the time even when you rest well. then you chould consult your doctor because it could be a sign of cancer.
- Menstrual Flow That Is Very Heavy Or Unexplained Bleeding Between Your Menstrual Periods
Uterine cancer and endometrial cancer tend to cause heavy bleeding during your monthly menstrual period or it even causes bleeding between menstrual periods. If you experience this, consult your doctor immediately.
- Changes In Your Mouth
White spots on the inside of your mouth can be a sign of oral cancer, so if you notice them, visit your doctor as soon as you can.
- Unexplained Weight Loss
If you start losing weight for no apparent reason, it could be due to a defective thyroid gland. Moreover, it could also be a sign of stomach, pancreatic or lung cancer, so make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.
- Foul Smelling Vaginal Discharge
Cervical cancer usually causes a vaginal discharge that smells very awful. Usually this foul smelling vaginal discharge comes up between your menstrual periods and may be accompanied by bleeding.
- Severe Pain In Your Back
If you experience back pain and it continues even after an adequate treatment, it could be an indicator of brain, bone, breast or liver cancer.
- Severe Abdominal Pain Causing Depression
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience a severe abdominal pain that leads to depression as it could be a symptom of pancreatic cancer.
- Where Your Fingernails Change In Colour
Lung cancer can cause change in color in our nails, so if you notice something like this, consult your doctor immediately. The colour change could be;
Brown or black dot or streak
Pale red or white
- Having Fever Or Infections Often
If you have fever and high temperature that is persistent, make sure to consult your health care provider immediately, as it can be a sign of leukemia.