One of the main ways to fight against cancer is to know how to detect it in time. Sometimes because we are too busy we forget the annual medical check-ups and leave weeks before going to the office if we have any pain.
Did you know that cancer has early symptoms that many of us ignore? In this article we tell you so that you are more attentive.
Why is it necessary to detect cancer early?
More and more people suffer from this disease, which in many cases causes death. Cancer diagnoses are commonplace in hospitals and clinics. Late detection of symptoms is one of the reasons why treatments do not work well.
The longer it takes to stop the progression of cancer cells, the greater the spread of the disease through different parts of the body.
Prevention and timely diagnosis are two of the most useful tools to deal with cancer. New drugs and treatments allow patients to continue their life and eliminate the disease with less chance of relapse.
What are the premature symptoms of cancer?
Many people do not want to talk about cancer because it gives them fear (just as they do not with death or accidents), but being informed about it is one of the best weapons against the disease.
That is why it is worth paying attention to certain signs that the body gives us and that could indicate the development of cancer:
In addition to being due to allergy or temperature change, the cough is caused by several factors. If you constantly have a cold, even if you do not smoke, you should consult a doctor. A lung, throat, or laryngeal cancer may be developing.
Also, pay attention to chest pain and symptoms similar to severe bronchitis (discomfort extends to the shoulders or under the arms).
Bleeding between periods
During the menstrual cycle, the woman may experience some bleeding even when she is not menstruating. However when this happens very often and several times in the same month it may be due to a hormonal problem, stress, inflammation of the cervix or endometrial cancer.
Leukemia is a type of cancer that develops in the bone marrow and attacks the cells of the blood. Sick or abnormal white blood cells are produced and this affects the body’s ability to prevent or fight infection.
Without doing any type of diet. Although slimming and being “fit” is a dream for many women if it happens “why yes” is indicating a disease. Sudden weight loss may be associated with some form of cancer.
10% of the population suffers swelling regularly, especially in the case of women. This common ailment is related to premenstrual syndrome, indigestion or gas accumulation.
But if the inflammation is maintained for more than two weeks (and pregnancy is ruled out) and is matched with weight loss or bleeding it is advisable to consult a doctor to rule out ovarian cancer.
Bruises that do not heal
If we hit something or fall, it is normal to have bruises or bruises. The problem lies in their appearance without apparent motives or in a very slow process of healing (when they change color until disappearing).
This may be a sign that platelets and red blood cells are not healthy and even leukemia that does not allow the blood to carry oxygen or coagulate accordingly.
It is true that the joints can become inflamed and hurt due to a sudden movement, an excess of effort or a bad posture, but it can also be a sign of something more serious like the cancer in the bones.
If after treatment, applying creams, massage or ingesting pills, joint pain does not subside, it may be time for a checkup with a bone specialist.
Changes in the male genital tract
If you notice a lump, swelling or pain (among other changes) in your testicles, you must go to the doctor to determine the reason. Testicular cancer is the fastest to progress. According to doctors, men between the ages of 15 and 55 can do a self-examination at home to monitor the changes.
In addition, you should not neglect problems to urinate: need to go to the bathroom every time, difficulty starting to urinate or little amount of urine. This can be a symptom of prostate cancer, a disease that appears mostly in men over 50 years.
Sometimes we spend many hours in front of the computer or the screens that is normal at night have red, swollen or tired eyes. They are also frequently tearing or burning. However, when during a period of more than three days (for example on vacation) the symptoms are maintained, it may be time to visit a doctor.
As with men, women can also have their breasts examined when they bathe or face the mirror. The appearance of lumps (which may extend to the armpits), suppuration from the nipple, changes in the skin or pain outside the menstrual period have to be analyzed.