Instead of waiting for a regular examination, start paying more attention on the changes and signals your body shows. Among them are:
#1. Back pain and lower back pain: Lots of patients diagnosed with liver cancer report having pain in the back. In some cases, back pain may indicate breast cancer considering that the tumor presses the chest and the ribs.
#2. Changed nails: Too pale and whitish nails are often sign of liver cancer while brown or blackish dots on the nails may show skin cancer. In addition to this, nail curving may be a sign of lung cancer.
#3. Swollen face: Many lung cancer patients have inflamed or red face due to the fact that lung tumors block the chest blood vessels and limit the blood flow to the face.
#4. Sore/skin lumps: Check every skin and as these lumps or bleeds may indicate skin cancer or basal cell melanoma.
#5. Red/ swollen/sore breasts: A clear sign of breast cancer.
#6. Nipple changes: Inverted, flat, or sideways changes in the nipple are the most common sign of breast cancer.
#7. Painful and strange periods or in between period: This often suggests uterus cancer so make sure you do a trans-vaginal ultrasound.
#8. Short breath/wheezing: A possible indication of lung cancer.
#9. Persistent cough/chest pain: A chronic cough may suggest different cancer types, such as tumors and leukemia. Lung cancer causes pain in the chest which spreads to the shoulder and the arm.
#10. Fevers and infections: Frequent fevers and infections may suggest leukemia as the contagious blood remove all shields of energy of the body.
#11. Swelling in lymph nodes, neck, underarms, and groin: Enlarged nodes often suggest cancer.
#12. Problem swallowing: This problem might suggest throat/esophageal or lung cancer.
#13. Contusions and bleedings that don’t stop: This can be a sign of leukemia because this disease is manifested by more leukemia cells than red blood cells, which in turn hinders the transportation of oxygen and results in clotting.
#14. Fatigue/weakness: They are usually safe but if they occur unexpectedly and without an apparent reason they may suggest cancer.
#15. Stomach fat and bloating: Weight gain in the stomach area and bloating are often indications of ovary cancer.
#16. Low appetite: Low appetite is common sign of ovary cancer and numerous patients reported having less appetite than regular.
#17. Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain, cramps around the pelvis, and bloating may indicate ovary cancer or leukemia, due to the enlargement of the spleen.
#18. Upset tummy/stomach pain: These cramps might signify colorectal cancer.
#19. Bloody stool/rectal bleeding: These are another sign of colorectal cancer and blood on the TP is more than strong reason to get checked up.
#20. Strange weight loss: Uncommon weight loss may indicate both rectal cancer and digestive organ cancers. If it affects the liver it inhibits body`s ability to eliminate waste material.