There are a number of symptoms that are characteristic of the development of any type of cancer.
If you detect cancer at an early stage of development, it can be cured. It is important to monitor their body, to understand what the status for it is considered normal, and the appearance of deviations to go to the doctors, reports Rus.Media.
Doctors explain what signals our body cannot be ignored, not to miss the development of cancer.
In the initial stage it’s not pain, but discomfort in a certain organ: burning, squeezing, etc. In oncological practice, the more acceptable the term is not “pain” and “pain” because of the tumor in the initial stages of developing painless, and then there are feelings that are not always perceived by patients as pain.
For example, foreign body sensation in the chest” for cancer of the esophagus or discomfort in stomach cancer. Overflow on content – for cancer of the stomach, the left half of the colon leads to a feeling of fullness, bloating, and the liberation from it until complete relief. Pain can be an early symptom of multiple tumors, for example, bones or eggs. Most often, however, pain is a symptom common process.
2. The rapid weight loss.
The tumor causes the body to produce substances that violate the metabolic processes, causing the person loses weight in a few months. Cancer secretes into the blood the products of its vital functions, causing symptoms of intoxication (poisoning) of the body, such as nausea, loss of appetite, etc. in addition, the tumor consumes a relatively large amount of nutrients that, along with loss of appetite leads to weakness and weight loss.
Most people with cancer, is weight loss in a certain period of the disease. Unexplained weight loss of 4-5 kg can be the first sign of cancer, especially cancer of the pancreas, stomach, esophagus or lung.
3. Constant fatigue.
Intoxication of the body with cancerous the disease causes weakness, anemia. Fatigue can be an important symptom as disease progression.
However, fatigue, weakness can occur in the early stage, especially if the cancer is causing a chronic loss of blood that occurs in cancer of the colon or stomach.
Oppressed by the tumor, the immune system responds by increasing temperature. Almost all cancer patients a fever occurs at some stage of the disease.
Less temperature rise can be an early symptom of cancer, for example Hodgkin’s disease (lymphogranulomatosis).
5.Shortness of breath, cough, hoarseness
The so-called breast cancer symptoms — a cough, shortness of breath and hoarseness. Of course, they can also be caused by infections, inflammations, and other diseases and ailments, but in some cases, these signs point to lung cancer. If more than two weeks you have not is shortness of breath and cough, immediately consult a doctor. Also, professionals should appear in the sputum if you see blood.
Cause of hoarseness is laryngitis often. This disease means inflammation of the larynx. However, in rare cases, hoarseness is an early symptom of laryngeal cancer. If this malaise hurts for more than two weeks, go see a specialist.
6. Change the condition of the hair and skin.
Due to metabolic disturbances occur and external changes.
In addition to skin tumors, some types of internal cancers can produce visible skin signs of darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation), yellowing (jaundice), reddening (erythema), itching or excessive hair growth.
7. The presence of tumors.
In the vast majority of cases, the cancer manifests itself by the formation of a tumor. This can be something resembling a ball, seal, sore, wart, mole, etc.
What is skin cancer? Think about it, many people on the body which has numerous moles. Let’s try to answer this question.
A variation of this disease is melanoma. As a rule, it occurs with the change in appearance of the skin. Sometimes it seems that you have formed a new big mole. However, melanoma can develop in an existing mole. Therefore, to distinguish benign from malignant is extremely difficult.
Need to see a doctor contact immediately if moles are observed the following signs:
- asymmetry (moles are usually smooth and symmetrical, and melanoma);
- jagged edges;
- atypical moles color (if moles usually have a brown hue, melanoma is brown, black, pink, red, white, and even bluish);
- large size (moles usually do not exceed 6 mm in diameter, melanomas — more 7 mm);
- the presence of crusts, itching, bleeding: melanoma may bleed, crusty, itching (these symptoms of skin cancer does not happen often, but forgetting about them is not necessary).
If the skin there are some marks that will not go away for a few weeks, if you notice the above signs of melanoma, immediately consult a doctor.
If somewhere on your body you will notice swelling, you should immediately contact a doctor. Very well, if you’d be able to say how long ago you got it, if it bothers you, if she increases in size. Very often, cancer tumors painless.
To recognize the cancer tumor origin on the touch is extremely difficult. However, if the doctor suspects that you have malignancy, it will direct you to an appropriate specialist for further examination and testing.
Note that if in your body quite often there are swelling and bumps, it is likely that they are not malignant.
However, not all tumors are malignant or cancerous. One of the main features of cancer is its gradual and steady increase. The tumors can be exposed to virtually all tissues and organs.
(There are cancers without cancer, e.g. cancer of the blood.)
8. Abnormal discharge
For many cancers characteristic abnormal discharge: purulent, bloody, etc.
First, the earliest symptom of cancer of the uterus are uterine bleeding.
The appearance of blood from the genital tract during menopause the age when women are already for 1 – 1.5 years of ceased menstruation is the moment that makes to carry out all necessary research to resolve the question of the presence or absence of cancerous growths.
Bleeding, which occur after sexual intercourse, is very suspicious of cervical cancer.
The second symptom of uterine cancer are of the selection. Initially, the discharge may be a watery liquid, not very copious, even when there are no irregularities in the menstrual cycle and no spotting in menopausal age. But later they are joined by blood, the discharge becomes sukrovichnye, color of meat slops, with a sharp unpleasant odor. This kind of selection tell about the beginning of the disintegration of the tumor.
The presence of blood in the sputum and the stool can be for small, and sizeable, tumors, decaying. Constant irritation of the stomach, intestines, bronchus by a tumor can lead to increased production of mucus. The accession of infection changes the nature of the discharge.
9. Disorders in the digestive tract
The characteristic changes in the digestive tract — the presence of blood in feces. She’s usually bright red or dark. The presence of fresh, red blood is a sign of hemorrhoids.
Symptom of cancer can be a change in the frequency of the digestive tract (constipation or diarrhea) for no apparent reason. Also sometimes there is a feeling of insufficient bowel cleansing after stool. Some patients experience pain in the rectum or in the abdomen.
Interested in varieties of tumors and the question of how to recognize them, it is important to remember that change is not always indicates the development of cancer. The reasons may lie in the change of power, emotion, medication. If within a few weeks the stool is not normal, to exclude a dangerous disease, need to consult a doctor.
Any bleeding for no apparent reason is a sign of disorders in the internal organs. It is a significant reason to go to a specialist.
Bleeding from the rectum can be a symptom of hemorrhoids, but also one of the symptoms of cancer of the internal organs.
If a woman has a malignant tumor formed in the uterus or cervix, bleeding may occur between periods or after sexual contact. If haemorrhage occur in women after menopause, she should immediately consult the doctor.
Blood in the urine can be a symptom of bladder cancer or cancer in kidney disease. However, the reason for this phenomenon may be infection. Contact your doctor if you find that your urine is present spotting. By the way, note that sometimes urine turns a pink color due to the presence of dyes in food. This can occur if before you ate, for example, beets.
If when you cough the phlegm comes out with blood, the cause of this serious infectious disease. Sometimes it is a symptom of lung cancer. Blood in vomiting may indicate gastric cancer, however, the reason for this phenomenon may be an ulcer. Therefore, the exact answer to the question
how to identify cancer — you need to see a specialist.
Nosebleeds and bruising is a rare cancer symptoms. Sometimes these signs are the result of leukemia. However, people suffering from this disease, there are other, more obvious signs of cancer.
What to do if you have anxiety symptoms?
Suspecting, even several symptoms, you should apply at least to the therapist. Sometimes the symptoms are ignored due to the fact that people are scared of the possible consequences and refuses to see a doctor, or believes the appeared symptom not essential. Common symptoms of type fatigue often associated with cancer and therefore often overlooked, especially when there is a clear cause or when they are temporary.
However, such symptoms cannot be ignored, especially if they exist for a long period of time, e.g. weeks or there is a negative dynamics.
Only a specialist can assess your condition and prescribe adequate treatment. Only the doctor can refer you to undergo x-rays, tests, etc.
If the doctor suspects cancer, he will refer you to biopsy, imaging, and advise the relevant specialist. If the doctor decides that the cause of your illness is of a different nature, it is in any case can help to cope with ailments, and faster than if you were self-medicating.
According to the materials of RBC-Ukraine www.pror.ru, www.cancer.bessmertie.ru, www.ravnoepravo.ru
Please note: the presence of any of these signs does not necessarily indicate the presence of cancer.
Conversely, the absence of these signs, or ability to detect them does not mean that the cancer was gone…
PS. Cancer is a disease that can affect any organs and tissues of the human body, clinical symptoms which is characterized by a large variety and depends on many factors: localization (location) of the tumor, its histological forms (structures), the nature of the growth, distribution, age and sex of the patient, presence of concomitant diseases.
“Absolute diagnostic symptoms (sensations of the patient) or signs (changes that may be visible to others) does not exist, therefore, diagnostic studies should ultimately provide for the taking of the tissue samples and studying them under a microscope (biopsy), because it is the only way to prove the presence of cancer.”