Prevention and early detection are very important weapons to fight cancer. Just notice any unusual or rare in our bodies we must see a doctor, not to panic, but to find out what it is and act quickly.
On February 4 marked the International Day of Struggle against cancer and, as in Makeufits could not be left out of this issue, we have to introduce today a list of possible symptoms of cancer in women . Of course, having them does not necessarily indicate the presence of the disease, although as always prevention is better than cure, is good to have in mind to monitor our health.
Having a sudden weight loss in a short time and without apparent cause, that is, without making the slightest effort to lose weight, can be a sign that revealed the presence of cancer cells in the body. The rapid weight loss is often unexplained symptom of cancer of the pancreas, stomach, esophagus or lung.
Mouth sores that do not heal
Do you have cold sores on the lips or gums more than 3 weeks? These minor injuries are common injuries in the oral cavity, but usually go away by themselves within a couple of days. If you notice that do not heal after 3 weeks is a sign that you should consult your doctor, especially if you smoke. It can be a serious irritation in the oral mucosa.
Most people with cancer experience elevated body temperature at some point, especially if the disease directly affects your immune system. Of course, a fever is a very common; the difference is when given repeatedly.
Strong abdominal discomfort
With strong abdominal discomfort we mean the pain and swelling in the abdomen, changes in intestinal habits (diarrhea or constipation) for no apparent reason, rectal bleeding or blood dark colored stool. These may be signs of bowel cancer.
Constant cough, and that is not relieved by more than two weeks, with or without expectoration, or symptoms such as hemoptysis (blood in the sputum) and hoarseness may indicate the presence of lung cancer. If you suffer, see your doctor urgently.
Changes in the skin
Change in color, spots that were not previously, the appearance of new moles or changes in moles that we had (learn how to spot a malignant mole following the link), skin lesions, itching, crusting or bleeding ... These and other changes you notice in the skin is a sign that you should consult your dermatologist for skin cancer begins.
Leukoplakia is a disease that consists of white patches in the mouth or tongue usually caused by an irritation that comes from frequent infections, or snuff and alcohol consumption. If left untreated, can develop into oral cancer.
Bleeding in the sputum of lung cancer can denote, in the stool, bowel or colon cancer in urine, bladder or kidney cancer, in the nipple, breast cancer, and abnormal vaginal bleeding, the endometrium (lining the womb) or cervix. Unusual bleeding somewhere in the body can be a sign of advanced cancer but also early, so I just notice this symptom see a doctor.
Thickening or lump in one breast
May occur for various reasons, so it is important to consult a physician to identify the problem. When it comes to cancer, prevention is better than cure, and in the case of breast cancer can be detected in time for this examination, the annual mammogram.
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