If you have been following us for a longer period of time now, chances are you know that routine checks are not always as accurate as most doctors claim. That is why the best way to stay up to date and immediately notice if something is wrong with your body is to keep an eye out for unusual symptoms and health conditions.
In order to help you, we’ve constructed a list of 20 early symptoms that most people have reported experiencing shortly before or when diagnosed with an early stage of cancer. We advise ou to take a look and immediately contact a doctor for a full examination if you notice any of them.
- Shortness of breath
The majority of lung cancer patients reported feeling shortness of breath at the beginning.
- Chronic cough and chest pain
There are severalcancer types which come with symptoms such as chest paon and coughing, both of which last for more than 2-3 weeks.
- Frequent fever or infections
Frequently experiencing fevers and infections is a sign of a weakened immune system, a common sign of leukemia.
- Difficulty swallowing
Having a hard time swallowing while eating or drinking has often shown to be an indicator of a throat or oesophageal cancer.
- Swollen lymph nodes and lumps in the neck
While lumps in general are a things that immediately raise suspicion, they could still indicate another less serious condition. But it is still best to check them with a doctor.
- Excessive bruising and bleeding that doesn’t stop
Excessive bleeding and bruising can indicate that the blood cannot clot efficiently, which is a sign of leukemia.
- Weakness and fatigue
While a fatigue should never be brushed off, if you experience it it is best to visit a medical expert for advice.
- Bloating and abdominal weight gain
If you’re constantly feeling bloated and even gained some weight, undergo a check-up since these two symptoms often indicate ovarian cancer.
- Feeling full and unable to eat
Not having appetite and feeling full when despite not having eaten for a full day or two is not something which should be overlooked.
- Pelvic and abdominal pain
Cramps and sharp pain in the abdominal area is anothr indicator of leukemia and ovarian cancer.
Other symptoms include:
- Upset stomach
- Blood in stool/Rectal bleeding
- Red, sore and swollen breast
- Nipple changes
- Irregular and heavy periods
- Face swelling
- A sore lump which doesn’t heal
- Nail changes
- Pain in the back and lower left side