9 Most Common Signs And Symptoms Of A Cancer

On August 14, 2019 by Preeti Shah

Why would I know about cancer?

Cancer is a prevalent disease, and we all are aware of it, but many of us really don’t know, or we even don’t care to know about cancer since we are not suffering from it. But at least we should have the necessary information about cancer as it is the most common cause of death next to heart disease.

Cancer can be cured if it is detected early; however, some cancers developed without any symptoms. The disease can be very harmful if you ignore signs because you do not think that these symptoms may represent cancer.

Knowing the symptoms of cancer may not be enough to figure out what do you have a disease or not. Sometimes the symptoms or signs are not enough for doctors to figure out, what’s causing the illness. We have consulted doctors and conducted some common indicators which may lead to cancer.

  1. Unexplained Weight Loss

Unexplained Weight Loss

A cancer patient may lose weight. It is known unexplained weight loss when you lose your weight for not any known reason. If you lose 10 or more than 10 pounds of weight, it is the first sign of cancer. This symptoms often found in the patient who has cancers of the pancreas, stomach, esophagus (swallowing tube), or lung cancer.

  1. High Fever

High Fever

High fever is also a prevalent symptom of cancer. But unfortunately, more often happen after the cancer is spread in the body from where it had begun. Almost all cancer patients suffer fever at some time. Especially to them if the cancer treatment affects the immune system. It makes it difficult for your body to fight against infections. Illness may be an early sign in blood cancer, leukemia cancer, or lymphoma cancer.

  1. Fatigue And Weakness

Fatigue And Weakness

Tiredness makes you restless. It might be a prominent symptom as cancer grows, and maybe it doesn’t get better with rest. In some cancers like leukemia and stomach cancer can cause loss of blood, which is not apparent.

  1. Pain

Body Pain

In some diseases such as bone cancer or testicular cancer, having pain in the body may be the early sign of cancer. Severe headache which doesn’t go away or in spite of having treatment doesn’t get better may be the sign of brain tumor. Most often, pains like back pain, headache, tiredness, and laziness are the sings of cancer that already spread metastasized from where it started.

  1. Skin Changes

Skin Changes

Skin changes mean we are not talking about skin cancer, but some other cancers also cause skin changes. These symptoms are generally dark looking skin, which is known as hyperpigmentation, yellowish skin and eyes known as jaundice, itching – pruritis, Reddened skin- erythema, and also Excessive hair growth in some cases.

Symptoms Of Particular Cancers

We have studied general symptoms above now we will know other certain common signs of cancer. There may be other causes of each cancer. If you find any of these symptoms, it is essential to consult your doctor as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if you are not aware of any other causes, the problem lasts a long time, or you may have to face the even worse situation. Maybe a death in near time.

  1. Change In Inside Propensities & Bladder Function

Change In Inside Propensities & Bladder Function

So much constipation or diarrhea for a long term may be the symptom of colon cancer. If you feel pain while passing urine, or find blood in the urine could be the cause of bladder or prostate cancer. If you notice any changes in bladder or bowel function, consult the doctor.

  1. Sores That Do Not Heal Quickly

Sores That Do Not Heal Quickly

Having bruises on the body or bleeding that does not recover soon could be the sing of skin cancer. Sore in the mouth for a long time would be oral cancer. It is found among the people who smoke, chew tobacco, or consume alcohol. You should consult health specialist if you find sores on the penis or vagina; it can be either infection or maybe the early stage of cancer.

  1. White Patches Or White Spots

White Patches

If you find white patches inside the mouth or spots on the tongue is the sign of leukoplakia. Leukoplakia is precancerous that can be due to frequent irritation or often caused by smoking or tobacco use. People who use hukka or spit tobacco are at high risk of leukoplakia. If it is not treated, it can become mouth cancer. You should consult doctor or dentist if mouth changes (like White patches inside the mouth

Or white spots on the tongue).

  1. Unusual Bleeding Or Discharge

Unusual Bleeding

In advance, cancer type unusual bleeding issues found. Blood in coughing may be the sign of lung cancer. Blood in the stool can be a sign of rectal cancer. The lining of the uterus can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. Chances of kidney cancer or bladder if the blood is found in the urine. A bloody discharge from the teat may be the symptom of breast cancer.

Final Words

However, aforementioned are not the only symptoms of cancer there are few more sings like trouble in swallowing, nagging cough, hoarseness, a lump in the breast, Thickening some part of the body. If you found any of these signs and suffering, consult your doctor and cure cancer.

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