Five Common Cancer Symptoms That You Keep On Ignoring Common Cancer Symptoms That You Keep On Ignoring

A study by Cancer Research U.K revealed that more 50% of adults have experienced cancer-related symptoms, yet only two percent of them believed or even thought that cancer could be a possible cause.

Check these cancer symptoms:

1. Persistent Change in Bowel Habits

A change in bowel habits can be more than simple digestive disturbance. A sudden change in stool appearance can be an early sign of colon cancer.

Difficulty in defecating could be a sign that there is a mass impeding the transit of the stool from the bowel.

When that happens the doctor should recommend colonoscopy immediately.

2. Persistent Change in Bladder Habits

How often do you urinate? How does your urine look like? Answers to these questions can help determine if you may soon have cancer.

If there is blood in the urine, that could be indicative of bladder or kidney cancer but this is most commonly this is a sign of a urinary tract infection.

3. Persistent Unexplained Pain

Pains in general are not indicative of cancer but when it persists, that is a different story. Pain, depending on where it is at and how frequent you experience it should be checked.

Most pain is not a sign of cancer, but persistent pain must be checked out. If you have persistent headaches, for example, you likely do not have brain cancer—but it is still something that must be looked into.

Persistent pain in the chest could be a sign of lung cancer. And pain in your abdomen could be ovarian cancer.

So the bottom line is you should always know why you are experiencing pain. Not knowing can mean more danger for you.

4. Unexpected Bleeding

A common symptom of cervical cancer is vaginal bleeding outside your normal cycle. Bleeding on the rectum on the other hand can mean colon cancer.

So remember this, bleeding without apparent open wound that you are aware of means trouble.

5. Sudden Weight Loss

Sudden weight loss without you knowingly and actively causing it should be a red flag. As adults, we try very hard to lose weight. But if weight is falling off of you without any effort on your part that is a big concern and can be indicative of a serious medical problem.

Tumors often cause the patient to lose weight.

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