Seven important signs of cancer!

In Turkey, approximately 175,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. The majority of these patients die because of the late diagnosis of the disease. Saying that early diagnosis in cancer is very important for increasing the quality and duration of life, Medical Oncology Specialist Prof. Dr. Gökhan Kandemir says, “The most important way to beat cancer is to recognize it and determine the right treatment strategy.”

Recognize risk factors in cancer

prof.  Dr.  Gokhan KandemirCancer is a disease that occurs as a result of the uncontrolled division and proliferation of cells in various parts of our body, and their ability to spread to the surrounding tissues and other parts of the body. It is not a single disease, but a group of diseases with more than 100 types. Changes in our genes, lifestyle and environmental factors. The interaction of these three main factors determines the risk of developing cancer. Radiation, smoking, alcohol use, infections, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity are the main risk factors worldwide.

Common cancers in men and women are different

Breast cancer and thyroid cancer are the most common types in women. large intestine, uterus, lung cancer is coming. In men; Prostate cancer is the second most common after lung cancer. This is followed by urinary bladder, large intestine and stomach cancer. Watch out for these signs!

What are the symptoms of lung cancer? Causes, diagnosis and stages

Breast cancer says I’m coming

Mass in the breast or armpit, stiffness, thickening, itchy, rash wound or pain in the nipple, dimples or shrinkage in the breast skin, sudden onset nipple discharge are important clues about breast cancer.

Cough and shortness of breath may suggest lung cancer

A prolonged cough, constant chest pain, bloody sputum, shortness of breath, wheezing or hoarseness may indicate lung cancer. Recurrent lung infections, swelling in the neck and face, loss of appetite or weight loss, and chronic fatigue are the most common symptoms these patients encounter.

Breast cancer in women and lung cancer in men are increasing rapidly!

Pay close attention to your toilet habits

Bladder (urinary bladder) and prostate cancer; pain when urinating; It can be seen with blood in the urine or a change in the frequency of urination.

A small mole could mean skin cancer

Presence of newly formed moles on the body or a change in shape, size or color in a mole or wart that has existed for years skin cancerit may suggest. One of the moles dermatologist It is important to be under regular follow-up.

What causes skin cancer? Symptoms and treatment methods

Changes in bowel habits should be investigated for colon cancer.

cancer-symptom-bloodDiarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete emptying of the intestine, blood in the stool, thinner stool than normal are important symptoms. A specialist should be consulted when gas, bloating, cramps, involuntary weight loss, prolonged fatigue, nausea and vomiting are seen in the abdomen.

Pay attention to general changes in your body

Palpable masses and swellings, skin changes, non-healing wounds, changes in bowel and urinary habits, unexpected and abnormal bleeding and discharge, difficulty swallowing and indigestion, hoarseness, unexplained weight loss, fever, weakness and pain can be symptoms of cancer.

Adjust your lifestyle to stay protected

Not smoking, not drinking alcohol or minimizing its amount, staying away from radiation, avoiding infections, eating healthy, maintaining weight balance and exercising are the main precautions that can be taken. Knowing the risks by learning the early signs and symptoms of cancer, and entering cancer screening programs are also important steps in preventing cancer.



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