Early Signs That There Might Be Cancer in Your Body
Before ever having to rely on a machine based testing, there is one testing that is always more correct and more early – and it is your own body.
If you start listening your body a bit closely you can get some pretty big hints about spotting the biggest diseases such as cancer, or otherwise, you just might outlook them.
Might Be Cancer in Your Body
Here are the signs that you have to stay out on the look for:
- Shortness of breath or wheezing – the lung cancer patients always remember that one of their first signs which they have not connected to the cancer is this one.
- Frequent infections or fevers – this is a frequent sign of leukemia, which is a cancer in the blood cells and starts in the bone marrow. It basically causes the marrow to produce an abnormal amount of white blood cells which can hinder the ability of your body to fight infections.
- Difficulty swallowing – this is mostly associated with throat cancer but it also can be a sign of a lung cancer.
- Fatigue and weakness – this symptom is such a common one that in order to make sure it is cancer it should always be looked at with other symptoms.
- Feeling full/unable to eat – this is a big sign of ovarian cancer. Even a small loss of appetite when you haven’t eaten a lot should set you off.
- Anorexia – may be a sign of pancreatic cancer, and also, a sudden disgust for wine, coffee or smoking can be a sign too.
- Lumps in the neck, underarm or groin area – the swollen lymph nodes indicate some changes in the lymphatic system which ultimately leads to cancer.
- Rectal bleeding/blood in the stool – this is a very common sign of colorectal cancer. You have to visit your doctor immediately if you notice some blood when you visit the toilet.
- Excessive bleeding or bruising that just cannot stop – this all suggests for abnormalities with the platelets and the red blood cells, signalizing leukemia. The leukemia cells push away the red blood cells, disabling the function of your body to carry out oxygen through them, causing clots.
- Bloating or abdominal weight gain – the patients who have suffered from ovarian cancer reported some unexplained bloating ad swelling that lasted for a longer period of time.
- Unexplained weight loss – this is a very early sign of colon or other digestive cancers. It can also be a sign of cancer that has already spread to the liver, disabling your body to get rid of all the waste.
- Red/sore/swollen breasts – this is an indicator of inflammatory breast cancer, and the unexpected changes have to be reported to your doctor immediately. Also, another sign is a nipple being inverted, flattened or turned sideways.
- Swelling or facial features – the patients who have suffered from lung cancer have reported to feel some swelling, puffiness or redness in the face. The small cell lung tumors commonly block the blood vessels in the chest, preventing it from freely running to the head.
- A sore or a lump on the skin that bleeds, becomes crusty or doesn’t heal at all – be aware of this particular symptom because different kinds of skin cancer may cause this.
- Changes in your nails – a brown or a black dot under the nail can be an indicator of skin cancer. Pale or white nails are an indicator of liver cancer. Enlargement of the fingers with nails that curve down over the tips is a sign of the lung cancer.
- Heavy or painful periods/bleeding between periods – this is a common sign of uterine or endometrial cancer. If this problem persists, a transvaginal ulstrasound should be made.
- Chest pain or a chronic cough – lung tumors and leukemia, among the others, can show these symptoms that mimic a bad cough or bronchitis. Some of the patients have even reported chest pain that went down from the shoulder to the arm too.
- Abdominal/pelvic pain – these are the first signs of the ovarian cancer, but the leukemia can do this too because it enlarges the spleen.
- Pain in your back or the lower right side – this is an early sign of liver cancer. Also, it can be a sign of breast cancer for the tumor can press in the back, thus pushing to the spine or the ribs.
- Upset stomach – a sign of a colorectal cancer can be some stomach cramps or a frequently upset stomach.
If you are interested of reducing your risk, then you should definitely turn to the Vitamin D. This way you will normalize your levels through careful supplements and sunshine exposure.
Reduce your processed foods in order to keep your insulin levels in order, because the insulin levels may influence the prostate cancer. This can also all be normalized with frequent blood tests. The regular exercise will also keep your insulin levels down.
If you want to lower the risk of prostate cancer, turn to tomatoes, berries and fruits.
Make sure you reduce your exposure to toxins, pesticides, air pollution, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and so on. Some studies have shown that the continuous use of a cell phone for over a period of 10 years can lead to brain tumor, but with the improvements of the phones over the years, this statement is quite debatable.
Final summation is – make healthy life choices by limiting the exposure of your body to the unhealthy things. Be safe and be prepared early, because it is not unusual that after ten years or more have passed that your risk of cancer will increase. Stay healthy!