Cancer is a real scourge that is developing more and more in our time and is often difficult to detect without targeted exams and analyzes. The sooner it is diagnosed, the more likely you are to fight it. Be aware, however, that it is possible to decipher certain easily detectable and often unrecognized symptoms that will prompt you to see a doctor quickly.
Cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled development of cells that attack the body. These cancer cells give rise to more or less large malignant tumors which circulate freely by destroying the organs that surround them. These tumors can multiply and become lethal. Before reaching this point, it is essential to be attentive to your body, to observe carefully the slightest symptoms that may appear and to react quickly if they persist.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of these symptoms.
A feeling of shortness of breath
If you feel constantly breathless without special efforts, then you may be suffering from lung cancer. Indeed, whistling and shortness of breath are signs that must push you to sound the alarm and to consult a doctor to take risks and hope that it is only asthma.
A chronic cough
If you have a chronic cough, recurrent bronchitis and chest pain, these symptoms can be caused by several types of cancers such as lung cancer and certain blood diseases like leukemia's or Hodgkin's disease. If these symptoms appear constantly over a period of time, seek immediate medical attention.
If you frequently suffer from infections, this can be a sign of leukemia because one of the effects of this disease is the insufficient production of white blood cells whose reduced quantity does not allow to fight against the infection. The majority of adults for whom leukemia is diagnosed are those who often suffer from fever and symptoms identical to those of influenza.
Difficulties in swallowing
If you have trouble swallowing for a period of time and it does not go away, do not take it lightly with a simple sore throat. Consult a doctor as these symptoms may be associated with esophageal cancer or lung cancer.
Glands in the armpit or groin
The lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system and are distributed in different parts of the body. The latter may swell and swell as a result of inflammation or tumor. If a painless ganglion appears under the armpit it is often related to breast cancer, if it appears on the groin or at the neck it can refer to a blood disease.
Appearance of blues
If you notice the appearance of bruising on different parts of your body, this may indicate disruption of the functions of red blood cells, related to leukemia. These symptoms should not be ignored.
For women with severe pain in the lower abdomen, a gynecologist should be consulted promptly because pelvic pain is often related to the presence of cysts in the ovaries.
Bleeding in the rectum
If you notice bleeding in your rectum or the presence of blood in your stools on a recurring basis, contact your doctor immediately as you may be suffering from colon cancer.
A sudden loss of weight
No one is against losing a few pounds to have a beautiful silhouette, however if you notice a significant loss and it is beyond your control because you have absolutely not changed your eating habits, go see your doctor. Weight loss is a symptom of colon cancer because this condition reduces appetite and prevents the body from effectively getting rid of "waste" and toxins.
Nails that change color
The appearance of lines or blackheads on your nails can be related to skin cancer. Too white nails indicate liver dysfunction.
Observe your nails carefully and if you notice any change or any of these symptoms consult without further delay.