10 Signs Cancer is already Growing In Your Body
It would be easier to detect cancer in our bodies if humans had an electronic sign that would light up when cancer may be growing; instead,we have to be vigilant in finding it before it’s too late.
Before we talk about the signs of cancer, let us be clear on what a sign is. When you have a sign, it is something that someone else can detect with their senses too. For example, a doctor can detect the shape of an irregular mole that could be cancerous.
A symptom is something that might not be visible. For example, if you have a headache, another person can’t see your headache. You can describe the pain, location, and intensity of it, but the symptom is only felt by you. Headaches happen too often to always be a sign of a tumor, but some headaches may be worth a visit to the doctor for screening.
If you are concerned about any physiological changes in your body, seek the help of a medical professional for further evaluation, diagnosis, and early treatment if necessary.
Chest pain and chronic cough
According to some patients, pain down the arm as well as chest pain and cough are also pretty common. Some types of cancers like leukemia and lung tumors can even mimic symptoms of a chronic cough.
Recurrent fever and infections
Infections as well as frequent fever can signify leukemia which we all know is one type of a blood tumor that develops in the bone marrow. It makes the marrow produce abnormal white blood cells which later attack your whole immune system.
Having difficulties swallowing may signify the presence of throat, lung or esophageal cancer.
Swollen lymph nodes on the underarms, groin and neck
These are often negative changes in the lymph system and they are mostly caused by cancer.
Bruising and bleeding that don’t stop
This sign means that there’s a disturbance in the platelets and red blood cells. It can be caused by leukemia. The amount of white blood cells becomes abnormal. It can eliminate the red blood cells and your body becomes unable to clot, so you’ll start to lose blood.
Unfortunately, fatigue is considered to be one of the most overlooked signs of cancer. Still, it doesn’t always mean cancer, so you shouldn’t worry. It should come along with other symptoms. If you’ve noticed that you’re tired without a reason and you feel like that all the time, call your doctor.
Pelvic and abdominal pain
These signs along with cramps and bloating usually signify ovarian cancer.
Bloating and sudden abdominal weight gain
Make sure you visit a doctor if these symptoms continue for a long period of time as they usually indicate ovarian cancer.
Rectal bleeding and blood in the stool
Blood in the stool can be an early sign of colorectal cancer, so if you notice it, make sure you visit a doctor.
Sudden weight loss
Weight loss that happens suddenly can signify a liver cancer or some type of cancer that has spread to your liver and affects your appetite.