When something is wrong with our body, it usually finds a way to signalize it to us. We must always be aware of any symptom or signal, so that we can spot any disease or illness on time and treat it as we should.
Signs to Look For
Wheezing/shortness of breath
Patients with lung cancer claim that this was the first symptom they noticed, but they didn’t pay attention to it and didn’t connect it to cancer.
Frequent fevers or infections
This is a typical sign of cancer of the blood cells. It starts in the bone marrow where it causes it to start producing white blood cells which are abnormal and they start disturbing the infection-fighting abilities your body has.
This sign is mostly connected to throat cancer, but it can also signify the development of lung cancer.
Weakness and fatigue
When this symptom is combined with numerous others, it can mean that there maybe is some illness or disease in your organism.
Feeling full and unable to eat
This usually signifies ovarian cancer.
It can be an early sign of pancreatic cancer and it can be also linked to a sudden disgust for cigarettes, coffee or wine.
Visible Bodily Changes
Rectal bleeding or blood in stool
This is a very common sign of colorectal cancer. Visit your doctor immediately!
Lumps in the neck, underarm or groin area
Changes in the lymphatic system can often signify cancer.
Excessive bruising or bleeding that doesn’t stop
This usually means that there are some abnormalities in the red blood cells and platelets and it often signifies leukemia. Leukemia cells crowd out red blood cells which makes your blood unable to carry oxygen which leads to the formation of clots.
Bloating or abdominal weight gain
Unexplained bloating is usually reported by ovarian cancer patients.
Unexplained weight loss
This sign is very common for patient with colon or other digestive cancers. This sign usually spreads to the liver. The patient is starting to lose appetite and the body can’t eliminate the harmful matters.
A red, sore, or swollen breast
This is the most common symptom for inflammatory breast cancer. It usually appears with symptoms like a nipple that looks like it’s turned sideways, inverted or flattened.
Swelling of facial features
These signs usually appear in lung cancer patients. Small cell lung tumors mostly block blood the vessels in the chest while at the same time they’re preventing the blood to flow freely to the head.
Sore/lump on the skin that bleeds, becomes crusty or doesn’t heal
These symptoms can cause various types of skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and basal cell carcinoma).
Changes in nails
A brown/black dot under the nail can indicate skin cancer. Pale or white nails can be a sign of liver cancer. “Clubbing”, which is the enlargement of the fingers with nails that curve down over the tips, can be a sign of lung cancer.
Unusually heavy or painful periods, bleeding between periods
This is usually the most common sign of uterine or endometrial cancer. Visit your gynecologist to perform a transvaginal ultrasound.
Chronic cough or chest pain
Some types of cancer like for example lung tumors and leukemia can show symptoms similar to a mimic of bronchitis or a bad cough. Chest pain is also another symptom. It usually spreads from their shoulder and down their arm.
These signs can be linked to ovarian cancer. Leukemia can also cause this because it enlarges the spleen.
Pain in back or lower right side
This is often an early sign of liver cancer, but also breast cancer because it can press backward into the chest or spread to the spine/ribs.
This can signify colorectal cancer.
How to Reduce Your Risk
Vitamin D is recommended by most specialists, so make sure you take it as a supplement. Your insulin levels should be down. Make sure you stop using processed food, because high insulin levels can also influence prostate cancer. Blood tests can show this easily.
You must take good care of your health and also exercise regularly. If you have higher lycopene plasma levels, take more carotenoid pigments that can be found in berries and fruits or tomatoes. These are also known to decrease the risk of prostate in men.
Make sure you avoid environmental toxins like air pollution, household chemical cleaners, pesticides, and synthetic air fresheners. According to some studies, long-term cell phone usage for over 10 years was found linked to brain tumors, but it still needs to be researched more.