Diseases Cancer

Top 5 Signs Of Cancer

Published at 02/10/2012 20:58:21


Cancer can happen to both men and women of any age, of any race and of any background. As far as doctors are concerned for cancer signs of, early detection is the best way to eliminate the problem and to develop possible interventions that will put the person back into full health. It's best to identify the warning and cancer signs of as early as possible.

Step 1

An unusual lump or swelling:

This is one of the hallmark cancer signs of, and can be detected by simply feeling for the lump. The lump will develop suddenly in different sizes. Some lumps are very small, only about the size of a pebble or pea, while others can be bigger such as the size of a marble or quail egg. If the person regularly feels for cancer signs of by checking different parts of his body, lumps will most likely be small at the time of detection. The swelling or lump is also hard and may or may not be painful.

Step 2

Unexplained fatigue or body malaise:

People with this cancer signs of will appear tired and weak for several weeks or even months. They might also present cancer signs of weight loss by about 10% to 15% of their usual weight. They usually do not feel like doing any type of physical activity like house chores, sports and walking and will appear very tired even if they have complete sleep and rest at night. They can only manage a number of activities and then feel sleepy or weak again. Sometimes the person might regain strength lasting only a few hours or a day.

Step 3

An unusual sore:

The sore is one of the cancer signs of which might change in size, consistency, appearance or texture. The sore might also bleed, have discharges, change color, get infected or inflamed and not heal. The sore can be present in different areas of the body such as the back of the neck, the forearm, the back, the head, the foot, the abdomen or the chest. The sore can last for several months or years and cannot be treated by ointments and other medications.

Step 4

Cough, fever or voice changes:

Lung cancer is one of the most common types. The cancer signs of this condition will be evident by hoarseness of voice or smoker's cough which lasts 2 to 4 weeks. The hoarseness and cough will only get worse through the weeks and cannot be helped by medications. The person might also lose his voice completely, experience throat infection or pain upon swallowing. He might also release thick sticky mucus and blood when coughing.

Step 5

Unusual pain or discomfort

Pain or discomfort that does not get better after a few weeks can be cancer signs of. The person might even experience worsening effects such as bleeding or ulcerating in different parts of the body like the abdomen, throat, genitals and other openings in the body. Women might have very heavy menstrual flows, while men might feel burning pain in the penis or find it difficult to urinate.