Detecting cancer early is very important if you want to treat it successfully.
To this end, it is vital that every woman is aware of those tell-tale signs and symptoms that they may have cancer.
Here are 15 cancer symptoms that you should never ignore
Breasts That Are Red, Sore And Swollen
If you notice any unusual change in your breasts like a swelling or lump, you need to consult your doctor immediately as it could be a sign of breast cancer.
2.Rectal Bleeding, Pain In Your Pelvic And Abdominal Region
If you notice and bleeding during defecation it could be a sign of colorectal cancer. Where you have severe pain in your abdomen and pelvis it is possible that the main cause of this pain is ovarian cancer. Pain in your abdomen could also be caused by leukemia.
Swelling Or Lumps On Your Groin, Neck And Underarm Area
If you notice and swelling or lumps in these regions it is best you consult your doctor as any change in your lymphatic system could be an indication of cancer.
Persistent Cough, Shortness Of Breath And Chest Pain
Persistent coughs, chest pains and also shortness of breath could be a sign of leukemia and lung cancer. If you have taken mediation for your persistent cough and still it persists, it is advisable you undergo cancer screening.
A Change In Your Skin
Where you have a mole and it starts to change in its appearance, for example in its size, it’s shape or even it’s colour, then it could be a symptom of cancer and it is advisable that you visit your doctors office for consultation.
Having Severe Heartburn
Having heartburn could be as a result of stress, eating large amounts of food at a time or drinking an alcohol beverage. To stop this all you need to do is to relax more, eat and drink less. However, if your heartburn persists then it could be as a result of ovarian, stomach or even esophageal cancer.
If you have gotten proper rest from your stressful job and you still feel tired, then it is best that you consult your doctor as unexplained fatigue is a symptom of cancer.
Menstrual Flow That Is Very Heavy Or Unexplained Bleeding Between Your Menstrual Periods
If you have heavy bleeding during your monthly menstrual period or maybe you tend to bleed between menstrual periods then it is a sign that you may have endometrial or even uterine cancer.
Changes In Your Mouth
If you notice white spots on the inside of your mouth or even on the inside of your lips therefore it could be a symptom of oral cancer, you need to see you doctor immediately.
Severe Pain In Your Back
Where you have pain in your back that just doesn’t go away after adequate treatment, it could be a sign of bone, breast, brain and even liver cancer.
Severe Abdominal Pain Causing Depression
A severe abdominal pain that leads to depression is a sign of pancreatic cancer. You should consult your doctor immediately if you have this symptom.
Where Your Fingernails Change In Colour
If you notice a colour change in your fingernails it could mean that you have lung cancer. The colour change could be;
-Brown or black dot or streak
-Pale red or white
Having Fever Or Infections Often
Leukemia can cause your body to have very high temperature and fever, so if you have fever often you should immediately consult your doctor.
Unexplained Weight Loss
When you experience an unexplained weight loss it could be due to a defective thyroid gland, but it could also be as a result of lung, pancreatic or stomach cancer, you need to consult your doctor immediately.
Foul Smelling Vaginal Discharge
If you have vaginal discharge that smells very awful it could be a sign of cervical cancer. This foul smelling vaginal discharge usually comes up between your menstrual periods and may be accompanied by bleeding.