It is unfortunate that cancer is one of the leading fatal diseases in the world yet it has no cure yet and it is known to infect anyone from children to adults. However, when the cancer is identified early in its development, treatments can be started sooner and one’s chances of survival are higher, hence doctors advise that people should pay attention to their bodies and identify any early symptoms so that they can get an early diagnosis. Discussed below are a few of the early signs that cancer may have developed in your body.
The first and one of the most common signs of cancer in your body is the presence of lumps on your skin or thickened areas on your skin. This is very common especially for breast cancer or the cancer of male private organs. It is, therefore, a cause for alarm when you touch your breast and feel that there are some lumps on it, or similarly, on your male private reproductive organ since these lumps or even the thickened skin can usually be felt through the skin hence one can easily feel them as they shower or dress. One should not, therefore, that once they feel the presence of lumps or any area of thickened skin on their bodies, especially on the breast or the male reproductive organ, then they should try to see a professional medical doctor as soon as possible to check out the lumps and ascertain the presence of cancer as early as possible, or rule it out as well if it was nothing to worry about.
The second symptom of cancer that one should be aware of today 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. When it comes to pain, especially persistent pain, one is always advised to seek a medical opinion from a highly qualified medical doctor, and even if possible, one can seek a second medical opinion just to be sure since in most cases, there is usually a serious medical issue behind most persistent pains even if it is a persistent headache and the earlier the disease is diagnosed, the better the chances of treating it successfully with minimal damage and minimal medical fees.
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.
In conclusion, should you identify one or more of the above signs of cancer in your body, it is important to get a medical opinion as soon as possible to confirm or rule out cancer.