Cancer can be a devastating disease that comes out of nowhere. People who are diagnosed often notice few symptoms but most of us have a habit to throw away such possibility and think that it is nothing serious.
Signs and symptoms of cancer can be very small and easy to miss. However, recognizing the signs and symptoms are crucial for successful treatment.
HERE IS A LIST OF THE MOST COMMON SIGNS OF CANCER:
1. A LUMP BENEATH THE SKIN THAT FEELS HARD
Lumps in breast tissue are often first discovered by women and men who perform self-exams and feel their breast tissue regularly. Touching your own body and getting to know its usual feeling is a good way to be able to distinguish when you have a change.
Get comfortable with touching yourself regularly, especially on the breast, testicle, armpit, throat, abdomen, and skin. Self-examination of these soft tissues should help to discover changes before they develop into larger tumors.
2. ITCHY SKIN
The immune system treats cancer like a bacteria. Therefore the white blood cells are mobilized to destroy it. SO what happens next, the blood flow is increased in the area of a cancerous growth. That is the reason why that area might appear red, warm and very itchy.
3. WOUNDS THAT DO NOT HEAL
If there is a wound or a cut and it doesn’t seem to heal or much slower then usual also can indicate that cancer may be growing in your body.
The reason is that the immune system prioritizes the defense zones so the wound is left as secondary.
4. TONGUE OR MOUTH BUMPS
Bumps in the mouth, throat or gums, when they have whitish color, that should be a cause for concern.
5. TROUBLE SWALLOWING, INDIGESTION OR LOSS OF APPETITE
Anything that significantly disrupts your digestive process is cause for concern because it hurts your body’s ability to get nutrition from the food that you eat. As a result, bodily functions, like healing, suffer.
6. CHANGES IN BOWEL MOVEMENTS
Any kind of change that takes more than two days, such as blood in the stool, can be an indication of colon cancer. Pay attention to signs such as constipation, diarrhea, dark colored stools, mucus, pain, or lighter colored chairs.
7. CHANGES IN URINATION
When there is a change of the flow, color, smell, presence of foam of the urine, especially when blood is noticed this should be checked and examined.
When there is a bleeding outside of the menstrual cycle should be also checked. Moreover, blood from the uterus, nipple, or in any bodily excretions should be examined.
9. VOICE CHANGES
Change of the voice can be a sign of larynx cancer, more specifically the tone and pitch.
Numerous types of cancer can cause a persistent cough, such as lung cancer, cancer of the larynx and stomach. Check as soon as possible in case of a persistent cough.
Source: Healthy Multiverse | Power of Positivity | Be Extra Healthy | David Wolfe