Most people who were diagnosed with cancer have experienced certain warning symptoms. Not everyone pays attention to these warning signs which can save your life if you get diagnosed when the cancer is in the early stage. Prevention is always better than cure so make sure you keep an eye on these symptoms.
If you are coughing constantly and it affects your everyday life it can indicate lung cancer. Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you experience this symptom.
This is a common sign of leukemia- a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow. The bone marrow of people with leukemia starts to produce strains of white blood cells that disrupt the body’s ability to fight diseases and infections on its own.
It is often linked to throat cancer and sometimes early lung cancer. If this symptom lasts for more than a couple of days, consult your doctor.
The immune system of people with cancer is working hard to deal with the disease which can lead to constant fatigue that does not go away no matter how much you sleep.
Sudden loss of appetite and aversions to the foods you used to love in the past can indicate cancer.
If you don’t feel like eating even if you have been starving for a few days could mean you have ovarian cancer.
Shortness of breath
Chain smokers usually experience this symptom which indicates lung cancer.
A common symptom of colorectal cancer which should be taken very seriously. Consult your doctor immediately.
Lump in the breasts and groin area
Swollen lymph nodes are a sign that the lymphatic system is compromised. These lumps can also appear in the neck or armpits.
This can be a sign of leukemia which can also affect the red blood cells and the ability of the blood to carry oxygen which can lead to the formation of clots.
Sudden and unexplained weight gain
If you experience this symptom but you have not made any changes in your diet, you could have ovarian cancer.
This is just as concerning as any other sign because it can occur as a result of stomach cancer.
Changes in the breasts such as the appearance of lumps, redness, irritation or changes in the nipples and nipple discharge can indicate breast cancer.
Disfigurement of the face
This is a common symptom in patients with lung cancer. The lung tumor blocks the blood vessels thus disrupting the blood flow which can result in redness and puffiness of the face.
There are certain changes on the nails which can indicate cancer. Skin cancer can cause the appearance of black of brown dots beneath the nails. Liver cancer causes pale and white nails and lung cancer can cause swelling of the fingers and nails.