7 Early Symptoms of Cancer Ignored by 90% of People
The human body is made so that it sends us signals as symptoms to let us know something's wrong. Sadly, many of us overlook such signs, thinking it'll be all right anyway.
Bright Side has gathered several symptoms that may signal cancer, and we recommend taking them seriously.
If you see any of these in yourself or one of your close ones, don't jump to conclusions - many of them may speak to very different diseases. However, it's still best to consult a doctor.
Neoplasms are considered to be a sign of skin or breast cancer. Other symptoms include:
- Hard knots in the breast and/or armpits.
- Irritation or rash of unknown origin that's not associated with a food or cosmetic allergy.
- The appearance of a wet ulcer in the center of a neoplasm.
- A birthmark growth or shape change.
A lengthy cough is one of the symptoms of a lung disease that may be associated with other signs such as:
- A decrease in appetite.
- Abrupt body weight loss.
- In later stages, lung cancer can cause coughing up of blood and shortness of breath.
In most cases, a skin rash isn't associated with tumors, but clinical experience demonstrates a certain connection:
- A uterine neoplasm causes genital itching.
- Brain cancer may provoke itching in the nostrils.
A bowel disease may cause the following symptoms:
- Blood in the stool.
- Mucous or purulent secretions.
- Spontaneous defecation.
This may be a sign of a kidney cancer that is also associated with several other symptoms:
- Blood when urinating.
- Pain in the kidneys.
- Chronic weakness.
An inexplicable weight loss may occur when you have a stomach cancer. In its early stages, clinical events are not so obvious. However, the symptoms that follow are quite widespread:
- Disgust toward meat.
- Premature satiation (the feeling of having eaten too much when in fact you've taken a small amount of food).
- Difficulty of food movement through the bowels.
A long-lasting soreness of the throat may be a symptom of laryngeal cancer which is also associated with the following:
- Difficulty breathing and swallowing.
- A feeling of a lump in the throat appears with the growth of the neoplasm.
- Hoarseness of speech proceeding to loss of voice.
- Coughing up blood, bad breath.
These observations can't and shouldn't be used to diagnose yourself because they may be associated with other diseases. However, if you've noticed any of the above, don't ignore them. Consult your doctor, and have yourself examined.