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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Wheezing or shortness of breath
The first symptom of lung cancer is shortness of breath.
Chronic cough or chest pain
There are certain types of cancer which cause similar symptoms to those of bronchitis or severe cough. Here are included lung tumors and leukemia. According to some lung cancer patients, the symptoms for lung cancer can also be a chest pain which extends up into the shoulder or down the arm.
Frequent fevers or infections
These can be clear symptoms of leukemia, a condition in which the bone marrow produces an abnormal number of white blood cells. It is also known as a cancer of the blood cells.
This problem is frequently the first sign of esophageal or throat cancer. Also, it can be a symptom of a lung cancer as well.
Swollen lymph nodes or lumps on the neck, underarm, or groin
Swollen lymph nodes or lumps can be associated with a cancer of the lymphatic system.
Excessive bruising or bleeding that doesn`t stop
This can also be a symptom of leukemia and it indicates that there is something wrong with the number of platelets and the red blood cells. With time, the leukemia cells overgrow the number of red blood cells and platelets, and obstruct the blood`s natural ability to clot.
Weakness and fatigue
If you constantly feel exhausted without any clear reason, it may be an indication that there is something happening with your body. Consult your doctor.
Bloating or abdominal weight gain
If you notice sudden abdominal bloating without any clear reason and if it continues for a longer period, it may be a sign of ovarian cancer.
Feeling full and unable to eat
This can be another symptom of ovarian cancer. Many women have reported that they experienced loss of appetite and they couldn`t eat for a longer period.
Pelvic or abdominal pain
In combination with the previously mentioned symptoms, pain and cramps in the abdomen can also be a sign of ovarian cancer. However, this can also indicate leukemia and the abdominal pain is due to the enlarged spleen.
Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
This is frequently associated with colorectal cancer. Therefore, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Unexplained weight loss
Weight loss is a common sign of colon and other digestive cancers. Moreover, it may indicate that the cancer has spread to the liver which results in loss of appetite and body`s inability to digest food.
Upset stomach or stomachache
Unusual stomach cramping or frequent upset stomach may be signs of colorectal cancer.
A red, sore, or swollen breast
If you notice any of these changes on your breast visit your doctor immediately since they may indicate an inflammatory breast cancer.
One of the most common symptoms of breast cancer is a change in the nipples, including nipple which began to flatten, inverted or turned sideways.
Unusually heavy or painful periods or bleeding between periods
These symptoms may indicate endometrial or uterine cancer. If you notice anything more than your regular heavy periods immediately ask for a vaginal ultrasound.
Swelling of facial features
There are many patients with lung cancer who have reported symptoms such as swelling, puffiness or redness in the face. This is so because the tumor cells in the chest block the blood flow towards the head and face.
A sore or skin lump that doesn`t heal, becomes crusty, or bleeds easily
Any of these signs may indicate a skin cancer, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma. Therefore, if you notice any unusual change or strange growth on your skin, visit your doctor immediately.
Changes in the nails
Unusual changes on your nails may indicate several types of cancer. Namely, pale or white nails can be a sign of liver cancer, nail clubbing or enlarged finger end accompanied by nails that curve down over the tips may indicate lung cancer. A brown or black spot under the nail can be a symptom of skin cancer.
Pain in the back or lower right side
These symptoms are frequently considered as first symptoms of liver cancer. Also, back pain can also indicate breast cancer where the tumor presses backward into the chest, or when the cancer has spread to the ribs and spine.