The most dangerous disease nowadays is cancer, and the key to its successful treatment is to detect it early. Women in order to do that need to pay close attention to all those tell-tale signs and symptoms that they may have cancer.
Here are 15 symptoms of cancer that you should never ignore
Swelling Or Lumps On Your Groin, Neck And Underarm Area
An indication of cancer could be any change in the lymphatic system , so make sure to consult your doctor immediately if you notice any swelling or lump in these regions.
Persistent Cough, Shortness Of Breath And Chest Pain
Lung cancer and leukemia often cause chest pains, persistent coughs and shortness of breath. If you can’t cure coughs even after taking a lot of medications we advise you to undergo cancer screening.
A Change In Your Skin
Make sure to consult a specialist when your mole starts changing its shape, size and color, since it could be a sign for skin cancer.
Breasts That Are Red, Sore And Swollen
If you notice some strange changes in your breasts like swelling or lump consult your doctor immediately .
Rectal Bleeding, Pain In Your Pelvic And Abdominal Region
Colorectal cancer during defecation can cause bleeding, so be aware of it. On the other hand, if you experience a severe pain in the abdominal area and pelvis, it may be a sign of ovarian cancer. Pain in your abdomen could also be sign of leukemia.
Having Severe Heartburn
Consuming large amounts of food or drinking an alcohol beverage, heartburn are a result of stress. You must eat well and relax in order to stop a heartburn, but if your heartburn still persists, then it could be an indicator for esophageal, stomach and ovarian cancer.
Consult your doctor if you experience an unexplained fatigue all the time even when you rest well because it could be a sign of cancer.
Menstrual Flow That Is Very Heavy Or Unexplained Bleeding Between Your Menstrual Periods
During your monthly menstrual period or between menstrual periods uterine cancer and endometrial cancer tend to cause heavy bleeding. If you experience this, consult your doctor immediately.
Changes In Your Mouth
Visit your doctor as soon as you can if you notice white spots on the inside of your mouth, it can be a sign of oral cancer.
Unexplained Weight Loss
It could be defective thyroid gland if you start losing weight for no apparent reason. Moreover, it could also be a sign of pancreatic, lung and stomach cancer, so make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.
Foul Smelling Vaginal Discharge
Cervical cancer causes a vaginal discharge that smells very awful that comes up between your menstrual periods and may be accompanied by bleeding.
Severe Pain In Your Back
It could be an indicator of bone, breast, brain or liver cancer if you experience back pain and it continues even after an adequate treatment.
Severe Abdominal Pain Causing Depression
If you experience a severe abdominal pain that leads to depression as it could be a symptom of pancreatic cancer consult your doctor immediately.
Where Your Fingernails Change In Colour
Consult your doctor immediately if you notice change in color in our nails, it can be sign of lung cancer. The colour change could be;
Brown or black dot or streak
Pale red or white
Having Fever Or Infections Often
Consult your health care provider immediately if you have fever and high temperature that is persistent, as it can be a sign of leukemia.