7 Early Symptoms of Cancer That People Often Ignore

The human body is made in such a way that it sends us signals as symptoms to inform us that something is wrong. Unfortunately, many of us overlook these signs, thinking it’ll be all right anyway.

We gathered several symptoms that may indicate cancer and we recommend that you take them seriously.

If you see any of these in yourself or someone in your family, do not jump to conclusions, many of them can speak of very different diseases. However, it is better to consult a doctor.

Symptoms of Cancer

7. Skin Neoplasms

Neoplasms are considered a sign of skin or breast cancer. Other symptoms include:

  • Hard knots in the chest and/or armpits.
  • Irritation or rash of unknown origin not associated with food or cosmetic allergy.
  • The appearance of a wet ulcer in the center of a neoplasm.
  • A birthmark growth or shape change.

6. Persistent Cough

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A lengthy cough is one of the symptoms of lung disease that may be associated with other signs, such as:

  • Decreased appetite.
  • Abrupt body weight loss.
  • In later stages, lung cancer can cause coughing up blood and shortness of breath.

5. Skin Itching

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In most cases, a rash is not associated with tumors, but clinical experience shows a certain connection:

  • A uterine neoplasm causes genital itching.
  • Brain cancer can cause itchy nostrils.

4. Bowel Function Changes

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A bowel disease may cause the following symptoms:

  • Blood in the stool.
  • Mucous or purulent secretions.
  • Spontaneous defecation.

3. Secretions When Urinating

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This may be a sign of kidney cancer that is also associated with several other symptoms:

  • Blood when urinating
  • Hypertension.
  • Kidney pain.
  • Chronic weakness

2. Abrupt Weight Loss

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Unexplained weight loss can occur when you have stomach cancer. In its early stages, the clinical events are not so obvious. However, the following symptoms are quite common:

  • Disgust toward meat.
  • Premature satiety (the feeling of having eaten a lot when you actually ate a small amount of food).
  • Anemia.
  • The difficulty of food movement through the bowels.

1. Persistent Sore Throat

A long-lasting soreness of the throat may be a symptom of laryngeal cancer, which is also associated with the following:

  • Difficulty breathing and swallowing.
  • With the growth of the neoplasm, the feeling of a lump in the throat appears.
  • Hoarseness of speech resulting in loss of voice.
  • Coughing up blood, bad breath.

These observations cannot and should not be used to diagnose yourself, as they may be associated with other diseases.

However, if you noticed any of the above, don’t ignore it. Consult your doctor and get a medical exam.

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