THESE ARE THE 20 DEADLY CANCER SYMPTOMS MOST WOMEN IGNORE

It is very important to learn to listen to your body and notice everything that is different, odd, or unexplained. These are some signs that people often overlook at:

 

  • Shortness of breath or wheezing – the first sign among lung cancer patients is noticing the inability to catch their breath.
  • Excessive bleeding or bruising that does not stop – these symptoms show that something unusual is happening with the platelets and red blood cells and it may be a sign of leukemia. After some time, the leukemia cells crowd out red blood cells and platelets which impairs the ability of the body to clot and carry oxygen.
  • Skin lump or a sore which does not heal and becomes crusty or bleeds easily – you need to get more information on different types of skin cancer like melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, and also make sure to check the skin all over your body if you notice any odd growths or spots.
  • Swelling of facial features – some of the patients with lung cancer have noticed swelling, puffiness, or redness in their face. This is due to the small cell lung tumors block the blood vessels in the chest and prevent the blood from flowing freely form your head and face.
  • Unusual heavy or painful periods, or bleeding between the periods – according to many women this is the tip-off to endometrial or uterine cancer. You will need to go to transvaginal ultrasound if you notice that these symptoms.
  • Nipple changes – this is one of the most common symptoms among women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. The nipples appear flattened, inverted, or turned sideways.
  • Red, sore, or swollen breast – this may indicate breast cancer. In case you notice any unexplained changes you will need to call your doctor.
  • Upset stomach or stomachache – this may indicate colorectal cancer if the symptoms are frequent.
  • Unexplained weight loss – this is an early sin of colon or other types of digestive cancer. It may indicate that it had spread to the liver, affecting your appetite and the ability of your body to remove toxins by itself.
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool – this is a sign of colorectal cancer. You will need to schedule colonoscopy if you notice something like this.
  • Bloating or abdominal weight gain – women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer have reported abdominal bloating which is unexplained and that came on suddenly, and continued on and off over a long period of time.
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain – bloating along with pain and cramping in the pelvis and abdomen can go hand in hand together which denoted ovarian cancer. Abdominal pain which results from enlarged spleen can appear in leukemia patients.
  • Swollen lymph nodes, or lumps on the underarm, neck, or groin area – enlarged nodes show changes in the lymphatic system and it can be a sign of cancer.
  • Changes in the fingernails – if you notice unexplained changes in the fingernails it may be a sign of several cancer types. If there is a brown streak or dot under the skin it may be a sign of skin cancer. If there is a newly discovered “clubbing”, enlargement of the ends of the fingers with nails that curve down over the tips it may be a sign of cancer. White or pale nails can be a sign of liver cancer.
  • Feeling full and being unable to eat – this is another symptom of ovarian cancer. The patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer reported inability to eat for some time and no appetite.
  • Weakness and fatigue – if you are generally weak or feel fatigue, it may be a sign of cancer, but in combination with other symptoms. In case you feel exhausted without any explanation and it does not improve with getting more sleep, then you have to talk to your doctor.
  • Difficulty swallowing – this symptom is most commonly associated with throat or esophageal cancer and can also be the first sign of lung cancer.
  • Pain in the back or lower right side – according to many cancer patients this was the first sign of liver cancer. Back pain can also appear among breast cancer patients that occurs when the breast tumor passes backward into the chest, spine, or the ribs.
  • Chest pain or chronic cough – lung cancer and leukemia cause this symptom. Some of the lung cancer patients reported chest pain that extended up to the shoulders or down to the arm.
  • Frequent infections or fevers – this might be a sign of leukemia (cancer of the blood cells which starts in the bone marrow). The disease causes the marrow produce abnormal white blood cells, sapping the capabilities of fighting infections in the body.