None of us should rely on the routine medical examinations and tests that can help as discover different diseases including cancer. It’s very important that we pay attention to any symptom that is unexplainable, odd or different.
Commonly Overlooked Signs
- Chest Pain or Chronic Cough
Bad coughs as well as bronchitis can signify that you may have some type of cancer including lung tumors and leukemia. Many people who suffer from lung cancer report chest pain which is known to extend down the arm and up into the shoulders.
- Shortness of Breath or Wheezing
One of the first symptoms of lung cancer is the inability to catch a breath.
- Difficulty Swallowing
This is also one of the first few symptoms of lung cancer. It can be also related to throat or esophageal cancer.
- Infections or Frequent Fevers
These symptoms are often a sign of leukemia. This disease is known to be sapping the infection fighting abilities of the body.
- Bleeding That Doesn’t Stop or Excessive Bruising
It’s a condition which shows that something strange is happening with the red blood cells and it can also be a symptom of leukemia.
- Lumps on the Underarm, Neck or Groin or Swollen Lymph Nodes
Modifications in the lymphatic system can also be a sign of cancer.
- Abdominal Weight Gain or Bloating
Many women who suffer from ovarian cancer have reported abdominal bloating for a long period of time as their first symptom that something is wrong.
This is a common symptom in many different types of cancer. If you feel tired without explanation, talk to your doctor!
- Abdominal or Pelvic Pain
Pain and cramps in the abdomen, or the pelvis can often be a sign of ovarian cancer, but abdominal pain can also be a sign of leukemia.
- Unable to Eat and Feeling Full
This has many times been reported as a sign of ovarian cancer. Women have reported that they can’t eat or have no appetite, even when they haven’t eaten for some time.
- Sudden Weight Loss
Weight loss is commonly known as an early symptom of some types of digestive cancer, such as colon cancer. It can also be a symptom of liver cancer, affecting the body’s ability to remove its waste, as well as the appetite.
- Blood in Stool and Rectal Bleeding
These are common symptoms of colorectal cancer. If you notice blood in your stool, visit the doctor immediately!
- Swollen, Sore or Red Breasts
Any changes in your breasts should be definitely a signal for you to visit your doctor, because they can signify breast cancer.
- Stomachache or Upset Stomach
Frequent stomach cramps, stomachache or upset stomach may be signs of colorectal cancer.
- Bleeding Between Periods or Painful and Heavy Periods
Many women have reported these signs as the main ones for uterine or endometrial cancer. If you consider that your periods have become heavy lately and your period is different than before, visit your gynecologist and ask for a trans-vaginal ultrasound.
- Nipple Changes
Nipples that have started to appear inverted, flattened or turned sideways can be a symptom of sign cancer.
- A Skin Lump That Bleeds Easily, Becomes Crusty or Doesn’t Heal
All the issues mentioned before can be a symptom of melanoma or skin cancer. Check your body for odd-looking spots or growths.
- Swelling or Facial Features
Common signs for people with lung cancer are redness, swelling or puffiness in the face. Their blood is prevented from flowing from the face and head.
- Pain in the Lower Right Side or Back
These symptoms were reported by many people who suffer from liver cancer, but they can also be a sign of breast cancer.
- Changes in the Nails
Odd changes in your fingernails can signify different types of cancer. A black or brown streak or a dot under your nails is usually signs of skin cancer. Patients with liver cancer often reported white or pail nails.