Our bodies constantly undergo certain changes and that is completely natural process. Still, if you notice any unexplained changes you should visit medical expert as that may save your life. All of you should pay closer attention and see if there are any signs or symptoms that your body is trying to send. Early detection of cancer significantly increases your chances of survival and successful treatment.

Below we are going to list 16 warning signs of cancer

  1. Unexplained Weight Loss

Experts explain that unplanned weight loss is one of the first and most obvious signs that you are dealing with cancer. This particularly refers to breast and lung cancer. Unexplained weight loss also occurs when cancer attacks and hinders the function of the liver. Moreover, at many patients it is one of the first signs that indicate colon or other digestive cancers.

  1. Chronic Heartburn

If you are experiencing chronic heartburn, you should be aware that it may indicate that you have Barrett’s esophagus or esophageal cancer.

  1. Bowel Issues

Any sudden change in the bowel habits that lasts for more than a month is a clear sign of bowel cancer.

  1. Difficulty Swallowing

If you have troubles with swallowing, pain or a burning sensation while you swallow the food, it may be indication of esophageal, lung or throat cancer.

  1. Frequent Fevers or Infections

If you are struggling with persistent or prolonged fever, it may indicate that you have a cancerous condition, such as lymphoma.

  1. Unexplained Fatigue

Different types of cancer are manifested with unexplained and constant weakness and fatigue.

  1. Shortness of Breath

If you experience constant shortness of breath and wheezing, you should be aware that it may be indication of lung cancer. Namely, the cancer presses against and narrows some airway.

  1. Chronic Cough

Persistent and irritating cough that is accompanied by chest pain is obvious symptom of leukemia and lung tumors.

  1. Bloating

Sudden and unexplained abdominal bloating may occur as a result of ovarian cancer, particularly when is accompanied by pelvic pain and feeling full.

  1. Jaundice

One of the most obvious and most common signs of liver or gallbladder disease is jaundice (medical condition where the skin or whites of the eyes become yellowish).

  1. Unusual Swelling or Lumps in the Body

Any unusual lumps on the breasts, neck, underarms testicles, groin or abdomen that last for a longer period of time may indicate cancer.

  1. Changes in Moles

Although moles are usually harmless, when they start to change and cause pain, they may indicate cancer.

  1. Changes in Nails

Nails always show when there is something odd happening with your body. If you notice any changes in your nails, for instance if they become pale, clubbed or have black or brown spots, visit doctor as that may be indication of few types of cancers, such as skin, liver or lung cancer.

  1. Abdominal Pain

Pelvic or lower abdominal pain that doesn’t go away, may be symptom of ovarian, breast, colon, rectum or uterine cancer.

  1. Unexplained Pain

Chronic and unexplained pain that lasts for longer period of time, for example a month, usually is indication of bone or testicular cancer.

  1. Abnormal Bleeding

If you notice blood in your urine or in your stools, it may indicate presence of bladder, kidney or bowel cancer. Pay attention to bleeding between periods or after menopause as it may indicate presence of uterine cancer.

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