Cancer is the disease of the century because it is among the leading causes of death in the world. Knowing how to recognize the first symptoms is to increase your chances of recovery.
According to the WHO, it is estimated that by 2030, more than 26 million new cases of cancer will be detected worldwide and this disease will cause up to 17 million deaths a year.
Therefore, here in this article we present you the early warning signs of cancer in order to warn you to visit your doctor and detect this deadly disease in its early stages.
- Pains in the back and on the right side
Back pain can be trivial, but in some cases, it can signal liver cancer. People with this cancer complain of back pain on the lower right side.
- A change in nail appearance
The nails reflect our state of health. Skin cancer often makes a black or brown spot that appear under your nail, while pale or yellowed nails may be a sign of liver cancer.
- Swollen face
A face that swells abnormally is not a sign to be taken lightly. This is unfortunately a symptom of lung cancer because it is the blood vessels of the chest that are clogged and push back the blood flow to the face, which inflates it and makes it redder than normal. If it is accompanied by chest pain, go to a doctor as this may be a tumor that compresses your rib cage and your lymph nodes.
They are grains of beauty but in case their edges are irregular, which move away from the rounded form, which darken and change size be alerted and visit your doctor. These grains of beauty must be immediately removed at the risk that they do not become tumors.
- Abnormally painful breasts
This may as well be a sign of pregnancy or a sign of breast cancer, especially if you notice the presence of a lump or a cyst in one of your breasts.
- A change in appearance of the nipple
A nipple that changes aspect, size, shape or color should alert you to the potential presence of breast cancer.
- Abnormal menstrual pain
Cancer of the uterus is the twelfth most common cancer in the world, abnormally painful period may be a symptom. In this case, you should consult a gynecologist who will give you an assessment and a transvaginal ultrasound.
- Difficulty breathing
Difficulty breathing may be due to several factors: cardiac abnormalities, high blood pressure or lung cancer. In this case, it is the tumor that exerts pressure on your respiratory tract and blocks it.
- A chronic cough
It can indicate several types of cancer including leukemia. If it is accompanied by chest pain, it could be lung cancer.
- Fevers and infections
Too frequent fevers and infections can be a sign of blood cancer (leukemia). The cells are infected and the immune system is weakened. The body no longer defends itself.
Swollen glands in the neck, groin, neck and armpits may indicate cancer. This is a not insignificant sign.
- Problems with ingestion
If you cannot swallow without pain, it could be a sign of cancer of the esophagus.
- Bleeding and bruising
Unexplained bleeding and bruising can alert us to the presence of leukemia. It is the blood that coagulates due to poor circulation.
- Weakness and general fatigue
General fatigue and weakness that last longer than usual can be a sign of poor health and in some cases, the presence of cancer. If unexplained fatigue takes you, see your doctor immediately.
- Bloating and weight gain
Unexplained bloating that lasts, especially in women, may be a sign of ovarian cancer. Especially if accompanied by a rapid and unexplained weight gain.
- Loss of appetite
If you lose your appetite without reason or any change in lifestyle, it is because there is something wrong with your body. It is also a potential sign of cancer, in women it could be ovarian cancer.
- Pelvic pain
Pelvic pain, cramps around the pelvis and bloating may be due to enlargement of the spleen. This sign could be liver cancer or leukemia.
- Abdominal cramps
Cramps in the stomach and abdomen accompanied by unexplained stomach ache may be a symptom of colorectal cancer.
- Unexplained weight loss
Weight loss like loss of appetite is often a sign that you are in poor health. Generally, people who are suffering from colon or stomach cancer are prone to it. Beware, this could also be a symptom of liver cancer.
- Blood loss
If you lose blood when going to the bathroom, it may be colon cancer. Consult a doctor to determine the cause.