Given that cancer has no cure, it is a big concern for many people since anyone can get infected since it is not limited to only one’s lifestyle choices but also other factors that are still under research. There is a small silver lining, however, such that when one is diagnosed early, the treatments can start sooner and their chances of survival will be dramatically increased as compared to late diagnosis, therefore, one should cautious to notice any bodily changes that may indicate cancer so that they can get an early diagnosis if at all the cancer is present. Discussed below are a few of the early signs that cancer may have developed in your body.
If you feel lumps on your skin or some thickened skin, then this could be an indication of cancer in your body. This is very common especially for breast cancer or the cancer of male private organs. This happens when you find that you can feel lumps on your breasts, or some thickened skin on your breast or on your male private reproductive organ when you touch it, since these lumps can usually be felt through the skin. It is highly recommended, therefore, that as soon as one feels the presence of lumps or any areas of thickened skin on their bodies, they should see a professional medical doctor as soon as possible to rule out the possibility of cancer, and should the cancer be present, then it can be identified early and treatments can be started immediately to increase the chances of one’s survival.
Yet another early symptom of cancer that one should be aware of in the fight against cancer is pain. It is highly unfortunate that many people today do not pay much attention to various pains in their bodies since they dismiss it as normal pain that would go away, or they attribute it to factors like fatigue or work pressure or stress and take some pain killers to reduce the pain. This is very dangerous since pain is usually a symptom of many illnesses, some of which can be fatal like cancer, among others, therefore, it is important for one to cultivate the culture of getting checked out for different pains that they may experience, especially when it becomes persistent.
Yet another cause for alarm is the inexplicable loss of weight, especially when it is ten pounds or more. Loss of weight may seem like a small issue, except when one cannot seem to see any reason as to why they should be losing weight in the first place, then it becomes an issue as it could represent the presence of an underlying medical issue, sometimes one as serious as cancer.
It is, therefore, wise to see you, doctor, as soon as you see one or more of these symptoms in your body so that, if it really is cancer, then you can begin treatments as soon as possible.