Nowadays, one of the deadliest diseases in the world is cancer. Even though, a healthy diet can lower the chances of developing this disease, other factors, such as genes, can influence the chances of cancer.

The worst part about this disease is that when it is already spread through the body, it is very difficult to treat.

It is very important to know the early signs of cancer in order to seek early treatment and to have better chances of remission. This means that you must not ignore the early warning symptoms.

You have to see a doctor immediately if you notice any of the signs and symptoms of cancer.

Warning cancer signs

• Lumps under the skin

People who regularly perform a self-examination of the breast often discover lumps in the breast tissues. Performing a regular self-exam and in the right way can help you notice that something is not normal.

According to medical experts, self-examination can also be performed on other parts of the body and this can help you to detect lumps before they grow and become large tumors. Therefore, you should always perform self-examination for lumps and visit a medical professional if you notice something unusual.

• Itchiness

An early sign of cancer is also an itchy skin, as the body treats cancer as a bacterium. The immune system tries to destroy cancer with the white blood cells.

During this process, the blood flow near the cancer increases and the area becomes itchy, warm, tight, changes color or becomes reddish.

• Wounds, which cannot heal

Be careful if you see a cut or a wound, which takes a long time to heal. This may be an early warning symptom of cancer. Your immune system must choose where to react and the cancerous growth is always a priority.

• Bumps on the tongue or the mouth

If you have bumps on the throat, gums or mouth, especially if they are white, see a doctor immediately.

• Loss of appetite or trouble swallowing

If you have problems with your digestive system, such as loss of appetite, indigestion or trouble swallowing, consult a medical professional as soon as possible.

• Bowel movement changes

You should be alarmed if there is something unusual in the bowel movement and especially if it lasts for two or more days. One of these problems may be blood in the stool, which can be a warning sign of colon cancer.

• Urination changes

Changes in urination must not be ignored. The function of the bladder is usually regular when there is everything ok with your body. If you notice some changes in your urine, like changes in the smell, flow and color, or presence of blood or foam, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

• Bleeding

You should also contact a doctor if you have some kind of bleeding that cannot be ignored. Major signs of cancer can be bleeding from the nipples or uterus, or any other type of unexpected bodily excretion.

• Voice changes

Changes in the tone and pitch of voice may be an early warning sign of larynx cancer. Visit a health care professional if you or someone else notices a change in your voice.

• Persistent coughs

Stomach cancer, lung cancer, throat cancer and esophagus cancer can cause constant coughing. Consult a doctor if you have persistent or painful coughs and if you are coughing blood. If your cough lasts for 1 or 2 weeks, it is not a simple regular cough.

If you notice any of these early warning symptoms, visit your doctor or any other healthcare professional as soon as possible.

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