Cancer usually shows no symptoms in its early stages, but when it grown large enough to display symptoms, those are often confused with pains, aches and stress reactions. Check out the following symptoms for your information and to know when to get checked by a professional.
Although we hear complains of headaches almost every day from family and friends, constant headaches hat refuse to go away or get worse could be a sign of lymphoma. The ache can get pretty strong that it can awaken you from a deep sleep, and may worsen when coughing, sneezing or lying down.
If a cough lasts longer than a month, it’s best to get yourself checked. It can be a symptom of thyroid, esophageal or lung cancer. Even if a cough isn’t caused by cancer, it can be a sign of another health problem, like acid reflux or bronchitis, which still needs to be addressed immediately.
Although back pain is common, if it doesn’t seem to go away and gets worse when bending over, have it checked by a doctor. It can be a sign of pancreatic cancer, which is usually fatal when left untreated. When the tumour grows larger, it blocks the pancreatic duct, causing unbearable back pains.
While fever is a common illness that anyone can experience, a persistent fever with no obvious reason could be an early sign of blood cancers, like lymphoma and leukemia. A cancer-related fever, which may either be high grade or low grade and usually lasts more than three days, should be professional investigated by a healthcare specialist.
If things start to get blocked in the colon, you will likely experience bloating. If you’re feeling puffy, there are many reasons besides colon cancer. However, if the bloating feeling persists, it’s best to see a doctor. If you’re already experiencing pain in the right side of the abdomen, it could mean that he disease has spread to the liver.
Pay attention to the appearance of your stool, even if there’s no blood. If your stool consistently comes in a skinny shape when it previously looked fuller, that could mean that there’s restriction in your colon caused by polyps.
However, remember that these symptoms can be due to less serious health conditions than cancer, so do not stress yourself out until you have been evaluated by a professional health specialist.