A large number of people ignore the early signs of cancer, and often react when the matter is in more serious stage. Early symptoms of the disease are always the best way to register malignant disease, treat and heal it. Routine tests are very important for early prevention of cancer, but to identify the disease at the time, you need to pay attention to the symptoms that you can notice in time to react.
Wheezing or shortness of breath
Wheezing or shortness of breath is one of the first signs of lung cancer. Frequent misdiagnosis that most people diagnose for themselves is plain asthma.
Thyroid cancer can also cause breathing problems, if nodules or tumors are pressing the trachea. Any breathing problems that persist are the reason for the visit to the doctor.
Chronic cough or chest pain
Several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung cancer may cause symptoms that mimic bronchitis or cough. One way to recognize the difference is if the problem persists or disappears and comes back again in a repeating cycle.
Frequent fevers or infections
These may be symptoms of leukemia, cancer of the blood cells that begins in the bone marrow. Leukemia for the first causes the production of abnormal white blood cells is preventing the healthy white blood cells effectively fight infections. It is often detected in adults only when the patient complains of frequent occurrence of fever and flu-like symptoms.
This condition is mostly associated with cancer of the throat or esophagus, and the difficulties in swallowing are often one of the first symptoms of lung cancer.
Swollen lymph nodes or lumps in the neck, armpit or groin
Enlarged lymph glands indicate changes in the lymphatic system, which can be a sign of cancer. For example, a lump or an enlarged lymph node in the armpits is sometimes a sign of breast cancer. Painless lump in the neck, armpit or groin may be an early sign of leukemia.
Excessive bruising or bleeding that does not stop
This symptom can be an indicator of abnormal activity of platelets and red blood cells, which can be a sign of leukemia. Bruising on the “strange” places (fingers and hands) and red spots on the face, neck and chest is another symptom that should not be ignored.
Pain in the abdomen or pelvis
In itself, pelvic pain can mean multiple things. In fact, it is a common symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome and other disorders of the reproductive tract and therefore, in most cases, no one doubts that it comes to cancer.
Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
One of the first symptoms of colorectal cancer is rectal bleeding or blood in the stool. Patients often confuse this condition with hemorrhoids. If you notice these symptoms, immediately consult a doctor.
Unexplained weight loss
If you notice the pounds “melt”, and you have not made any changes in diet or lifestyle, you need to ask yourself why this is so. Weight loss is an early sign of colon cancer and other digestive cancers; it can be a sign of cancer that has spread to the liver and that affects your appetite and the body’s ability to get rid of “waste”.
Unexplained changes to the fingernails can be a symptom of various types of cancer. Brown or black lines or points under the nail can indicate skin cancer. Pale or white nails can be a sign that the liver is not functioning properly; it can be a sign of liver cancer.