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Signs That You Have Cancer: Earlydetection Is Key by raynold(m): 2:59pm On Jul 27, 2013
#15 Don't Panic!
Many of the symptoms on this list
are very common everyday pains and
maladies that people without cancer
experience. But it is important to be
in tune to what your body is telling
you, and if you are experiencing one
or more of these symptoms on a
regular basis, you should talk to a
doctor as soon as possible. Early
detection is important and it could
save your life.

#14 Pain
Okay, so pain can have many causes,
people have headaches and back
aches all the time without any
serious health problems. But
persistent headaches can be an
early sign of brain cancer and back
pain can be a sign of rectal or
ovarian cancer. If you start
experiencing persistent pain, talk to
a doctor.

#13 Fever
A persistent fever may be an early
sign of blood cancers like lymphoma
or leukemia. If you experience
persistent fever, you should see a
doctor, even if it's not cancer, it's
still an alarming sign.

#12 Fatigue
Constant fatigue that does not get
better with rest can be a sign of
cancer. This is a tricky one because
a lot of people feel fatigue for
completely different reasons. But if
you start suddenly feeling tired all
the time you should check with your
doctor to make sure it isn't
something serious.

#11 Unexplained
Weight Loss
Weight loss is a good thing, right?
Well, not always. If you are losing
weight because you are dieting or
exercising, it's great. But if you find
yourself losing weight with no
change in your habits, this is an
unexplained weight loss and it can
be associated with several cancers
including cancers of the pancreas
and stomach.

#10 A Nagging Cough
If you notice a cough or hoarseness
that just won't go away, it could be
a sign of lung or larynx cancer. It is
more likely that you are experiencing
seasonal allergies, but you should
check with your doctor just in case.

#9 Indigestion or
Trouble Eating
If you are having trouble eating,
swallowing, or digesting your food,
you may have cancer of the
esophagus, or stomach. But don't
worry too much about this one, most
people who experience indigestion
do not have cancer.
Re: Signs That You Have Cancer: Earlydetection Is Key by raynold(m): 3:08pm On Jul 27, 2013
#8 Lumps in the Body
If you find lumps in your skin, it
could be a sign of cancer. Be
especially wary of lumps on the
breast, testicle, or near lymph nodes.
Don't freak out if you find lumps on
your arms, legs, or other parts of the
body though, they might just be
harmless sebaceous cysts.

#7 Unusual Bleeding
If you start experiencing abnormal
bleeding, it could be a symptom of
cancer. Coughing up blood can mean
lung cancer, blood in the stool can
mean colon or rectal cancer, blood in
urine can mean bladder cancer,
persistant vaginal bleeding can
mean cervical cancer, and blood
discharge from the nipple can mean
breast cancer.

#6 Changes in Bladder
Function
If you notice pain when urinating,
blood in your urine, or other
changes, such as needing to go more
or less often, these could be
symptoms of bladder or prostate
cancer. Always share these changes
with your doctor.

#5 Changes in Bowel
Functions
If you notice a long-term change in
your bowel function, like persistent
diarrhea or constipation, it may be a
symptom of colon cancer. Catching it
early with a colonoscopy could save
your life.

#4 Sores That Never
Heal
If you have a persistant sore or
sores that don't seem to heal, you
should get them checked out by a
doctor right away. Sores inside the
mouth can be signs of an oral
cancer, and sores on the skin can be
a sign of skin cancer.

#3 Changes on Your
Skin
If you notice any changes on a wart
or mole on your body, or any other
changes on your skin, this could be a
sign of melanoma, also known as skin
cancer. See a doctor or
dermatologist right away, melanoma
can be treated easily if it's detected
early.

#2 White Patches
Inside Your Mouth
Smokers and tobacco users should
be especially wary of this one: sores
inside the mouth or on the tongue
that don't go away can be a sign of
leukoplakia, which leads to mouth
cancer. Bring these to your doctor's
attention if you catch them.

#1 Any Other Major
Changes
If you notice any other major
changes in the way your body
functions or feels, you should see a
doctor, especially if the changes
persist or get worse. It may not be
cancer, but any major change in
your body is worthy of concern.
Re: Signs That You Have Cancer: Earlydetection Is Key by Humanbeans(m): 12:36am On Jul 29, 2013
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Re: Signs That You Have Cancer: Earlydetection Is Key by raynold(m): 6:42am On Jul 29, 2013
Humanbeans: smileygood research
thanks..

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