By being heedful to certain symptoms of cancer, you could benefit considerably. Experts and studies reveal that women are more conscientious than men to get prescribed health checkups or cancer screenings. But not all! Young women often tend to give cold-shoulder to cancer pointing symptoms. They have this notion that cancer is caused by older people. Believing it, they deliberately pay no mind to their cancer symptoms. Others have a cultural belief about cancer being incurable, so behold ‘why to worry’ attitude and avoid cancer screening tests.
Cancer is basically a group of diseases that shows symptoms or signs of its presence. The symptoms of cancer depend on where it is, how much it affects tissues or organs and how big it is. As cancer cells start multiplying, cancer is pushed to nearby nerves, blood vessels, and organs. This pressure induces the emergence of cancer symptoms.
There are some non-specific cancer symptoms that you should know. But bear in mind, having any of these signs doesn’t affirm that you are cancer infected. They may be results of some other things. If you are observing these symptoms in your body and they are lasting for a long-time or worsening, see a doctor to know what exactly it is, as prevention is the best ‘Cancer-Fighting’ tool. General cancer symptoms include-
- Unintentional change in weight.
- Constant or periodic occurrence of fever.
- A chronic cough.
- Difficulty in swallowing or indigestion problems.
- Persistent fatigue.
- Unusual discharges or bleeding.
- Constant body pain.
- Non-healing sore.
- Changes in bladder habits or bowels.
In some cases, cancer develops in the body and do not exhibit any kind of symptom. Many kinds of cancer do not cause pain or show conspicuous symptoms until they are in their advanced stage or grows quite larger in size. If cancer is in a sensitive area of the brain, symptoms begin to appear even if the smallest tumor exists. Symptoms at an early stage are subtle, hence are not taken seriously. Therefore, cancer screening test is important for early cancer detection and prevention.
Cancer treatment responds best when it is started at an early stage. It is important that cancer is detected at the earliest before it spreads to other body parts. The probability of cure is high when it is found early and can be amputated with surgery.
Once you embrace hope, everything becomes possible!