Early diagnosis saves lives in cancer! Here are the most important symptoms of cancer
Cancer, which is a deadly disease, is very successful when diagnosed at an early stage. Today, especially in some types of cancer, a significant part of the patients recover completely with early diagnosis. For this reason, many cancer specialists always utter the following slogan: “Don’t be afraid of cancer, be afraid of being late!” It is important to detect cancer early. The earlier the cancer is detected, the more likely it is to be treated. Because cancer symptomsKnowing the disease and seeing the doctor on time increases the success of the treatment significantly.
The symptoms of many types of cancer are very clear and easily predictable, even by the person themselves, with careful evaluation. Especially those who have certain risk factors (such as those who have cancer in their family, smokers, those over the age of fifty, etc.) can detect their diseases in the early period and experience a very successful treatment process by learning some basic symptoms well and by going to regular check-ups. We would like to bring it to the attention of our readers by editing the ‘Cancer symptoms guide’ prepared by the Danish Cancer Society for ordinary people.
Detailed cancer symptoms! Knowing these could save your life
We also recommend that you take a look at the Detailed Cancer Symptoms article above. By announcing this article and guide to everyone around you, you can ensure that many people are diagnosed at an early stage. This article describes the most important symptoms of cancer. The symptoms described in this article may often point to other diseases beyond cancer.
Cancer symptoms Wound
If a wound that heals spontaneously without a blow does not heal again, it may be a sign of cancer. Skin and mouth cancer can manifest itself in wounds.
Cancer symptoms Mass
A mass can be a sign of cancer. Sometimes the mass can be painful. Breast cancer often occurs when a woman accidentally feels a lump in her breast. A mass in the testicles can be cancer without any other symptoms that can be felt. The mass in the throat, armpits and groin is usually caused by inflammation. Cancer can also manifest as a swollen mass in the throat, for example.
Cancer symptoms Fever
It is frequently seen in cancer, but it is usually associated with advanced cancers. It may occur as an initial symptom in blood cancer and lymph node tumors.
Cancer symptoms change of voice
Long-term hoarseness can be a sign of cancer in the throat. Therefore, it is necessary to be examined by the family doctor. But often hoarseness can be caused by other diseases such as infection.
Cancer symptoms unexplained weight loss
Many cancers; such as especially stomach, pancreatic, esophageal (oesophageal) cancer and lung cancer; The first symptom is unexplained weight loss.
Cancer symptoms Cough
Coughing is perfectly normal if you have a cold or smoke. But if the cough changes character or does not go away over time, it may be a sign of lung cancer. In case of bleeding while coughing, it is necessary to go to the doctor as soon as possible.
Cancer symptoms difficulty swallowing
Persistent or increasing difficulty swallowing may be a sign of cancer in the esophagus, stomach, throat, or chest cavity. However, difficulty in swallowing can also be caused in most cases by other diseases such as angina.
Cancer symptoms Changes in defecation habits
Changing the pattern of defecation between diarrhea and constipation, or difficulty in emptying the stool may be a sign of bowel cancer. It is only natural for humans to have short-term intestinal problems. Changes in defecation can generally be caused by, for example, infection and changing food habits.
Cancer symptoms blood in stool
Blood in the stool or blood on the toilet paper may be a sign of bowel cancer. But in the case of hemorrhoids or intestinal cracking, there may be blood in the stool.
Cancer symptoms me and wart
If a mole or wart is growing or changing in appearance, it may be a sign of cancer.
Cancer symptoms blood in the urine
Depending on the amount of blood in the bloody urine, the blood is either distinctly or slightly reddish in color. Blood in the urine can be a sign of kidney or bladder cancer. But if there is inflammation in the bladder, blood can also be seen.
Cancer symptoms bleeding from the vagina
Bleeding from the vagina after or before menopause may indicate cancer of the uterus or cervix. Bleeding during sexual intercourse can also be a sign of cervical cancer. However, irregular bleeding before menopause can also be caused by hormonal irregularity.
Cancer symptoms Weakness
It can occur early in cancers such as stomach or colon cancer, which can cause blood cancer or anemia. Fatigue is an important finding in predicting the course of cancer.
Cancer symptoms aches
For example: stomachaches can be a sign of cancer. It may be the first sign of bone or testicular tumors, but it is usually a symptom of advanced cancers. But pain can have many causes, and in very rare cases, pain is the only sign of cancer.
Cancer symptoms General symptoms
Fever, fatigue, loss of appetite or dizziness for weeks may be the only symptoms of any cancer disease. Such symptoms are completely normal in other diseases, but if they persist for weeks, a doctor should be consulted.
See a doctor if:
• Wound on the skin or in the mouth that does not heal within a month
• Growing or changing appearance of moles and warts
• Having a mass in the breast, testicles or elsewhere in the body
• Cough or hoarseness that does not decrease within a month
• Bloody saliva
• Difficulty in swallowing that increases or persists for more than a month
• Stool pattern alternating, for example: diarrhea or constipation for more than a month
• blood in stool
• Having blood in the urine or difficulty in emptying the bladder
• Bleeding from the vagina after menopause or irregular bleeding before menopause
• Unexplained pains
• Fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, or lightheadedness or unexplained weight loss for weeks
The ‘Cancer symptoms guide’ prepared by the Danish Cancer Society for ordinary people can be found at the following link: http://www.cancer.dk/NR/rdonlyres/F28F7B0C-880D-4FC5-82AB-5113F738A3DA/0/79187tyrkisksymptomer.pdf