Early symptoms are the best way that this malignant disease can be treated and healed. Some of them may be very common, but a very large number of women, but also men, usually ignored them. Here’s what they are.
1. Wheezing or shortness of breath
One of the first signs of lung cancer, and for patients who suffer from this disease says they have noticed difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath or wheezing. Frequent misdiagnosis in this case, that most people are diagnosed to have asthma.
2. Chronic cough or chest pain
Several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung cancer may cause symptoms that are similar to cough or bronchitis. One way to recognize the difference: the problem persists or disappears and comes back again in a repeating cycle.
3. Frequent fevers or infections
These may be symptoms of leukemia and cancer of blood cells, which begins in the bone marrow. Leukemia for the first causes is the production of abnormal white blood cells causing healthy white blood cells not possible to fight against infections. It is often detected in adults only when the patient complains of frequent occurrence of fever and flu-like symptoms.
4. Difficulty in swallowing
Most often is associated with cancer of the esophagus or throats, difficulty in swallowing are often one of the first symptoms of lung cancer.
5. Swollen lymph nodes or lumps in the neck, armpit or groin
Enlarged lymph nodes indicate changes in the lymphatic system, which can be a sign of cancer. For example, a lump or enlarged lymph nodes in the armpits is sometimes a sign of breast cancer. Painless lump in the neck, armpit or groin can be an early sign of leukemia.
6. Excessive bruising or bleeding that will not stop
This symptom can be an indicator of abnormal activity of platelets and red blood cells, which can be a sign of leukemia. Bruising on the “strange” areas (fingers and hands), and red spots on the face, neck and chest is another symptom that should not be ignored.
7. Pain in the abdomen or pelvis
The pelvic pain only by itself can mean many things. In fact, it is a common symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome and other disorders of the reproductive tract and therefore, in most cases, no one doubts that it comes to cancer.
8. Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
One of the first symptoms of colon cancer or rectal bleeding is blood in the stool. Patients often confuse him with hemorrhoids. If you notice these symptoms, immediately seek for a doctor’s advice.
9. Unexplained weight loss
If you notice that weight “melt” and you have not made any changes in diet or lifestyle, you need to ask yourself why this is happening. Weight loss is an early sign of colon cancer and other digestive cancers; it can be a sign of cancer that has spread to the liver and that affects your appetite and the body’s ability to get rid of “waste”.
10. Nail changes
Unexplained changes on the nails may be a symptom of various types of cancer. Brown or black lines or dots under the nail can indicate skin cancer. Pale or white nails can be a sign that the liver is not functioning properly; it can be a sign of liver cancer.