Pay attention to these 15 Most ignored cancer and get yourself to a doctor if you experience any of them or they persist for long, according to Caring.com.
Please note, that there are several other conditions that are related to the following symptoms. Having these symptoms does not mean you may have or you are prone to Cancer. Self diagnosis based on information available on-line are never considered to be confirmation. A qualified medical practitioner should diagnose you, only then your diagnosis is considered to be confirmed.
1. Heartburn : Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. The pain is often worse when lying down or bending over. Occasional heartburn is common, but frequent episodes of heartburn or a constant low-level feeling of pain in the chest after eating can mean esophageal cancer.
2. Nipple Changes: Breasts undergo a series of normal changes throughout the life span. One of the most common change women notice before being diagnosed with breast cancer is a nipple that began to appear flattened, inverted or turned sideways.
3. Painful Periods: Painful menstrual periods are periods in which a woman has crampy lower abdominal pain, sharp or aching pain that comes and goes, or possibly back pain. Many women reported unusually heavy or painful periods or bleeding between periods as the tip-off to endometrial or uterine cancer.
4. Sore Breasts: For many women, the biggest concern about breast soreness is that it is a sign of cancer. However, breast soreness is not often associated with cancer and it does not put you at any increased risk of breast cancer. In women, breasts that appear red or purplish in color or feel hot, swollen or irritated can mean inflammatory breast cancer.
5. Upset Stomach : Upset stomach, is a term that describes discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen. Bellyaches tipped off a number of people to liver tumors, and stomach cramps or frequent upset stomachs may indicate colorectal cancer.
6. Swallowing Problems: Swallowing difficulty is the inability to swallow foods or liquids with ease. People who have a hard time swallowing may choke on their food or liquid when trying to swallow. Difficulty in swallowing is most commonly associated with esophageal or throat cancer, but can also be one of the first signs of lung cancer. A hoarse voice or feeling of something pressuring the throat can be an early indicator of thyroid cancer.
7. Testicular Swelling
Testicular swelling may occur due generalized enlargement of the scrotum. It may be one-sided or bilateral and may or may not be accompanied by pain. It’s also common for a testicle to be enlarged or swollen without any particular lump to point to. The lumps that point to testicular cancer are nearly always painless, according to Caring.com.
8. Weight Loss
When you lose weight and haven’t made any changes to your diet or exercise plans, it’s called an unexplained weight loss. An unexplained weight loss may lead to the first sign of cancer, it could be colon and other digestive cancers. It’s also a sign of cancer that’s spread to the liver, according to Caring.com.
Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while breathing. Most commonly wheezing occurs during breathing out (expiration), but it can sometimes be related to breathing in (inspiration). The most common cause of recurrent wheezing is asthma. Possible causes of wheezing include lung cancer, thyroid cancer.
10. Acid Stomach
Acid reflux is such a common problem and rarely serious, but do not ignore your acid reflux symptoms. The early sign of stomach cancer is pain in the upper or middle abdomen that feels like gas or heartburn.
11. Bowel Problems
Constipation, diarrhea and changes in stools can all be signs of cancer. The key is whether it goes on for more than a few days without a clear cause.
Fatigue is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness. General weakness and fatigue could mean a number of things, but when combined with other symptoms could mean cancer or other diseases.
Frequent high temperatures can be a sign of leukemia, which causes bone marrow to produce abnormal white blood cells and sap the body’s infection-fighting abilities.
A brown or black streak or dot under a fingernail can mean skin cancer, while enlarged ends of the fingers with curved nails can be a sign of lung cancer. Pale or white nails could mean your liver’s not functioning properly, perhaps due to cancer.
15. You use nail polish solvent instead of eye makeup remover.
Removing eye makeup after a late night out can turn dangerous if you reach for nail polish remover instead of an eye makeup solution. “Nail polish removers contain organic solvents, which can be quite irritating and dangerous for the eye,” says Sandy T. Feldman, MD, MS, ophthalmologist and founder of ClearView Eye & Laser Medical Center in San Diego, California. “The first recommended course of action is washing out [the eye] with lots of water followed by teardrops.”