20 Early Cancer Warning Signs Every Woman NEEDS To Stop Ignoring IMMEDIATELY.
The routine tests alone aren’t enough for you to be sure that your body isn’t affected by cancer. Listening your body is very important.
Read on and find out which are the signs of cancer that people usually ignore:
- Wheezing or shortness of breath
This is one of the first symptoms of lung cancer in patients. Patients usually report inability to catch breath.
- Chronic cough or chest pain
Few types of cancer, like leukemia and lung cancer are manifested with bad cough and bronchitis. Lung cancer patients are experiencing chest pain that expands on the shoulders or through the whole arm.
- Frequent fevers or infections
Leukemia usually manifests through these symptoms. Leukemia is a condition in which the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells, diminishing your body’s infection-fighting abilities.
- Difficulty swallowing
Difficulty swallowing is usually related to esophageal or throat cancer. In some cases the lung cancer manifests through this symptom as well.
- Swollen lymph nodes or lumps on the neck, underarm or groin
Increased lymph nodes size is a sign of some changes in the lymphatic system, which can be a symptom of cancer.
- Excessive bruising or bleeding that doesn’t stop
This symptom indicates abnormal state of the platelets and red blood cells, which can be a symptom of leukemia. In time, leukemia cells suppress red blood cells and platelets, diminishing your blood’s ability to transport oxygen.
- Weakness and fatigue
Fatigue and weakness can be result of various types of cancers. In case you are running out of energy suddenly, you should visit your doctor and ask him for an advice.
- Bloating or abdominal weight gain
Women affected with ovarian cancer experience sudden abdominal bloating that continued occurring for longer period of time.
- Feeling full and unable to eat
This is another sign of ovarian cancer. Patients report poor appetite and inability to eat, even when they skipped the previous meal.
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
Pain and cramps in the pelvis and abdomen usually are followed with bloating. This is another sign of ovarian cancer. These symptoms could also occur as a result of leukemia.
- Rectal bleeding or blood in stool
This usually happens as a result of colorectal cancer. Blood in the stool is a sign that you must do a colonoscopy.
- Sudden weight loss
Weight loss is a sign of digestive cancers, but also for a cancer that expanded to the liver, impacting your appetite and your body’s ability to remove toxins and waste.
- Upset stomach or stomach pain
Cramps or often stomach disorders could be a symptom of colorectal cancer.
- A red, sore or swollen breast
Inflammatory breast cancer usually manifests through these symptoms. If you notice some sudden changes on your breasts you should visit your doctor as soon as possible.
- Nipple changes
The women who are impacted by breast cancer always report changes in their nipples. The nipples usually become flattened, inverted or turned sideways.
- Unusually heavy or painful periods or bleeding between periods
This are the symptoms that occur in case of uterine cancer. You should do a transvaginal ultrasound if you presume something more than heavy menstrual periods.
- Swelling of facial features
Some lung cancer patients experience puffiness, swelling or redness on their face. The lung tumors often obstruct blood vessels in the chest, disabling the blood to circulate toward your face.
- A sore or skin lump that doesn’t heal, become crusty or bleeds easily
These could be symptoms of various skin cancers like melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamos cell carcinoma. You should make tests and make sure your skin is in proper condition.
- Changes in nails
Sudden change in your nails could be a symptom of some kinds of cancer. A brown or black streak or spot under the nail can be a sign of skin cancer, while recently discovered “clubbing”- enlargement of the end of the fingers with nails that curve down across the tips could be a symptom of lung cancer. White nails could indicate liver cancer.
- Pain in the back or lower right side
Most of the people affected by cancer say that this is the first symptom of liver cancer. Breast cancer can be also manifested through back pain, which appears when the breast tumors applies pressure backwards on the chest, or when the cancer expands on the spine or ribs.