Medically reviewed by Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Shera.
Our bodies are always going through change, but that doesn’t mean that we discount a persistent sore or a lump that doesn’t go away as a ‘friendly change’. Cancer has been said to be the second most harmful cause of death but, is curable when found in the initial stage. The key step is to pay deep attention to your body and watch the changes carefully as that can help you prevent this life-taking illness called as cancer.
If you have one or more than one of the symptoms present below then contact your doctor right now. Tell them about the changes you have noticed, and describe each change carefully. Stay healthy and look out for these ten symptoms of cancer.
- A cough that doesn’t end and has specks of blood in it.
- Blood in the urine can be an indicator of kidney or lung cancer
- A change in the appearance of mole (meaning changes in the size and color of the mole)
- New lumps and different growths on your skin
- Unexplained weight loss and fatigue
- Difficulty in swallowing meals for weeks might be an indicator of a neck or esophageal cancer
- White or red patches in the mouth
- Persistent canker sores in the mouth that are troublesome
- A fever that doesn’t go away could be a sign of leukemia
- Heartburn that stays for a long time can be a sign of stomach cancer
If you are a hypochondriac (a person who assumes he is ill) then instead of panicking go to your nearest doctor and get yourself checked out. Remember to go get a checkup every 6 months because a lot of times cancer doesn’t show itself through these symptoms and you might not even feel anything. So, the bottom line is that if you feel a persistent change then go to a doctor for advice.
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