It’s always a good idea to get a regular check-up for any signs of cancer.
But this can only be done so often. Did you know that your body might be giving you other signs that you may miss that could indicate cancer?
Right now around 1,500 people are expected to die from cancer each day – let’s change that.
When it comes to your health, it’s always a good idea to listen to your body – it knows best after all!
Here are ten signs of cancer to look out for and why:
1. Wheezing and short breath
This is definitely one to take seriously, as it can be a sign of lung cancer.
2. Severe coughing and chest pain
There are a couple of cancer types that cause coughing, chest pain and bronchitis in their early stages, such as leukemia and lung cancer. Go to your doctor if you feel a chest pain that extends down to your shoulder or even to your arm.
3. Reoccurring fever and infections
If you are always suffering from bouts of fever or unknown infections this could be closely related to the symptoms of leukemia, a condition that produces abnormal white blood cells and prevents the body from fighting infections.
4. Trouble swallowing
If you are finding it painful to swallow then this could be linked with throat or esophageal cancer. In rarer cases, this symptom has been linked to lung cancer.
5. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin
If your lymph nodes, which appear like large lumps around your body, are swollen, you will know about it. They are usually found in your underarm area, around your neck, or in your groin. These changes could actually be signs of cancer.
6. Constant bleeding or excessive bruising
Extra bleeding or an unusual amount of bruising could indicate that there is a problem with your platelets and red blood cells, which could be a sign of leukemia.
7. Severe tiredness and weakness
If you feel exhausted with no explanation there may be an underlying reason. Don’t ignore these signs make sure you talk to your doctor about the possibilities.
8. Weight gain and bloating
This may seem like a common problem, but actually, this can be an indication of ovarian cancer in women.
9. Loss of appetite and feeling full all the time
This could also be a sign of ovarian cancer. Many women who have been through this type of cancer have expressed feeling this way before they found out they had cancer.
10. Pelvic and abdominal pain
A pain in your pelvis or in your stomach, which can often be combined with severe bloating, could be a sign of ovarian cancer or leukemia.
The best thing to do is to prevent these things from happening. Make sure you eat raw and healthy foods, exercise, monitor your vitamin D and insulin levels, sleep well and avoid environmental toxins.
It’s possible to prevent cancer and other possible risks to your health by following these guidelines. Stay healthy, stay happy, and let’s get these figures down!
By Charlotte H.