Yes, we should all know the cancer symptoms, just in case. Prevention is one
of the important cancer-defeating tools, it is desirable that cancer be
detected early, especially before it spreads. Symptoms of Cancer include:
A lump or thickening in the breast or testicles; a change in a wart or mole;
a skin sore or a persistent sore throat that doesn't heal; a change in bowel or
bladder habits; a persistent cough or coughing blood; constant indigestion or
trouble swallowing; unusual bleeding or vaginal discharge; and chronic fatigue.
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should see a physician for testing.
The following are symptoms that may occur in specific types of cancers:
Bladder Cancer is often associated with blood in the urine, pain or burning
upon urination; frequent urination; or cloudy urine.
Bone cancer is quite rare. It usually comes in as pain in the bone or
swelling around the affected site; fractures in bones; weakness, fatigue;
weight loss; repeated infections; nausea, vomiting, constipation, problems
with urination; weakness or numbness in the legs; bumps and bruises that persist.
Brain Cancer is very difficult to treat with natural therapies. It presents
itself as dizziness; drowsiness; abnormal eye movements or changes in vision; weakness,
loss of feeling in arms or legs or difficulties in walking; fits or convulsions;
changes in personality, memory or speech; headaches that tend to be worse in the
morning and ease during the day, that may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting.
Breast cancer is so very common these days. It usually presents itself as a
lump or thickening of the breast; discharge from the nipple; change in the
skin of the breast; a feeling of heat; or enlarged lymph nodes under the arm.
Colon cancer or rectal cancer are usually the easiest to prevent, but not so
easy to treat. Rectal bleeding (red blood in stools or black stools);
abdominal cramps; constipation alternating with diarrhea; weight loss; loss of
appetite; weakness; pallid complexion.
Kidney cancer is not that common. It can present as blood in urine; dull
ache or pain in the back or side; lump in kidney area, sometimes accompanied
by high blood pressure or abnormality in red blood cell count.
Leukemia is such a complex problem. It is not easy to spot, as it starts with
weakness, paleness; fever and flu-like symptoms; bruising and prolonged
bleeding; enlarged lymph nodes, spleen, liver; pain in bones and joints;
frequent infections; weight loss; night sweats.
Lung cancer is symptoms include wheezing, persistent cough for months;
blood-streaked sputum; persistent ache in chest; congestion in lungs; enlarged
lymph nodes in the neck.
Melanoma is something we should be on the watch for: change in mole or other
bump on the skin, including bleeding or change in size, shape, color, or texture.
Lymphoma symptoms are usually a sign of serious trouble. Watch for painless
swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin; persistent fever;
feeling of fatigue; unexplained weight loss; itchy skin and rashes; small
lumps in skin; bone pain; swelling in the abdomen; liver or spleen enlargement.
Oral cancer is something we all would rather avoid. Look for a lump in the
mouth, ulceration of the lip, tongue or inside of the mouth that does not heal
within a couple of weeks; dentures that no longer fit well; oral pain, bleeding,
foul breath, loose teeth, and changes in speech.
Ovarian cancer is easily mistaken for much more benign problems. Watch for
abdominal swelling; in rare cases, abnormal vaginal bleeding; digestive discomfort.
Pancreatic cancer is a fast acting illness. Symptoms include upper abdominal
pain and unexplained weight loss; pain near the center of the back; intolerance
of fatty foods; yellowing of the skin; abdominal masses; enlargement of liver and spleen.
Prostate cancer is usually slow to progress. Watch for urination difficulties
due to blockage of the urethra; bladder retains urine, creating frequent
feelings of urgency to urinate, especially at night; bladder not emptying
completely; burning or painful urination; bloody urine; tenderness over the
bladder; and dull ache in the pelvis or back.
Stomach cancer can cause indigestion or heartburn; discomfort or pain in the abdomen;
nausea and vomiting; diarrhea or constipation; bloating after meals; loss of
appetite; weakness and fatigue; bleeding - vomiting blood or blood in the stool.
Uterine cancer symptoms can be quite obvious: abnormal vaginal bleeding, a
watery bloody discharge in postmenopausal women; a painful urination; pain
during intercourse; pain in pelvic area.
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