10 Cancer Symptoms That Go Ignored

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See [what] the 10 most common symptoms of cancer are…

1. Shortness of Breath

One of the first signs of lung cancer, which is [often] ignored, is wheezing or shortness of breath. Cancer patients say that they have noticed this symptom but have never done anything about it. In this situation, there is a frequent misdiagnose in which people ask themselves if they have asthma.

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2. Chronic Cough And Chest Pain

Several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung cancer, cause the appearance of symptoms such as cough or bronchitis. One of the ways through which you can tell the difference is if the problem is constant or occasionally disappears. If you have constant pain or cough, immediately consult your doctor.

3. Frequent Infections

Frequent infections are symptoms of leukemia in which our blood starts producing abnormal amount of white blood cells and they cannot effectively fight the infection. Leukemia is often discovered in adults who complain of frequent fever and flu-like symptoms occurrences.

4. Difficulty When Swallowing

Difficulty when swallowing is a symptom commonly associated with cervical cancer or one of the first symptoms of lung cancer.

5. Swollen Lymph Nodes Under The Armpit or Groin

Enlarged lymph glands indicate changes in the lymphatic system, which can be a sign of cancer. Painless lump under the armpit often leads to breast cancer, while a lump on the groin and/or neck may reference an early sign of leukemia.

6. Excessive Bruising

This symptom can be an indication of some abnormal activities of red blood cells, which often leads to leukemia. Bruising in odd places (fingers and palms) and red spots occurrence on the face, neck and chest are symptoms that you must not ignore.

7. Pain in The Abdomen or Pelvis

Pelvic pain itself may refer to several things. It is a common symptom of ovarian cysts, but this sign is often ignored and it should not be.

8. Rectal Bleeding

One of the first symptoms of colon cancer is rectal bleeding or occurrence of blood in the stool. In case you notice these symptoms, you should immediately contact your doctor.

9. Weight Loss

If you notice that pounds melt away, and you have not made any changes in your diet or lifestyle, you need to ask yourself why is this happening. Losing weight is an early sign of colon cancer, and it affects appetite and the body’s ability to get rid of “waste”.

10. Nail Changes

Odd nail changes can be a symptom of various cancers. Brown or black lines and dots on the nails indicate skin cancer. Pale or white nails can be a sign that the liver is not functioning properly, which [could be] a symptom of liver cancer.

We want you to know that these symptoms could be related to other problems too – not necessarily cancer. But they should be taken seriously. Please consider reaching out to an excellent, experienced naturopath along with your preferred health practitioner.

This post first appeared at Healthy Food House