If you want to get a proper and successful treatment, you will have to make sure to detect the cancer in the early stages.
Every woman should get informed about the tell-tale signs and symptoms of cancer. If you want to live a long and healthy life, we recommend you to pay attention to the little changes on your body.
You should never ignore the following 15 symptoms of cancer:
- Red, sore and swollen breasts
You will have to consult your doctor immediately if you notice any unusual change in your breasts such as swelling or lump. You should take this symptom seriously because it could be a sign of breast cancer.
- Rectal bleeding, pain in your pelvic and abdominal region
Colorectal cancer is often accompanied by bleeding during defecation. On the other hand, if you are experiencing ovarian cancer, you are going to feel severe pain in your abdomen and pelvis. However, you should also know that the pain in your abdomen might be caused by leukemia.
- Swelling or lumps on your groin, neck and underarm area
You should definitely consult your doctor if you notice swelling or lumps on your groin, neck and underarm area. You should be concerned about these body changes because these changes in the lymphatic system could be an indication of cancer.
- Persistent cough, shortness of breath and chest pain
The main symptoms of leukemia and lung cancer are persistent coughs, chest pains and shortness of breath. We advise you to undergo cancer screening if you have taken medication for your persistent cough and it still does not pass.
- Skin changes
Immediately visit your doctor if you start to experience some skin changes because this can also be another cancer symptom. For example, if you have a mole and you notice some changes in its appearance (size, shape or color) take some actions as soon as possible.
- Having severe heartburn
Stress, consuming large amounts of food or drinking alcohol are some of the main factors that cause heartburn. If you want to take a proper care of your health, be more cautious and try to relax and change your eating and drinking habits. However, you may experience ovarian, stomach or even esophageal cancer if you are constantly feeling a severe heartburn.