Cancer isn’t the kind of thing you can procrastinate with, and you can’t rely on routine tests to diagnose you right away. But as women, we often have a higher threshold tolerance for pain than men. So when these seemingly harmless symptoms pop up, we ignore them. But it’s important to listen to your body as it might be giving you hints here and there that you may be in the early stages of cancer. Now there are plenty of unexplainable symptoms that you might have overlooked. So here are a couple of signs that might help you prevent or stop the cancer from turning deadly.But the pain in your back, or specifically, your lower back may indicate that you’re developing liver cancer.
Liver cancer can cause your nails to turn colors, mainly white. But black or brown dots on the nail could indicate skin cancer.
Lung tumors often restrict the blood flow to your face, making it look swollen and turning the skin on your face red.
Basal cell melanoma or skin cancer may be the culprit behind these lumps on your skin. Also pay close attention if the lumps are sore.
So it’s important to see your doctor immediately if you experience red, swollen, or soreness in one or both of your breasts.
The most obvious sign will be if all of a sudden. your nipples become flat or inverted. If this happens see your doctor right away.
So if you experience shortness of breath and wheezing, even when you’re not doing anything extraneous, then you might have developed lung cancer.
You might have a tumor, or several tumors in your lungs or you might have developed leukemia if you’re consistently coughing when you’re not really sick.
You could have enlarged lymph nodes, which are commonly found in your neck, groin, and armpits, which often means cancer.
You might have pain in your throat and difficulty swallowing if you’ve developed throat, esophageal, or lung cancer.
If you feel like your energy has been completely sucked out of you for no reason at all, it could be an early warning sign.
So if you experience a loss of appetite that doesn’t go away, you may have developed ovarian cancer.
But persistent pelvic pain and cramps can be a major cause for concern. So check with your doctor.
If your belly is constantly swollen or upset, even when you haven’t eaten anything to cause it, then you could be dealing colorectal cancer.
When you’re constantly losing weight, it’s a very strong indication that there’s something cancer-related behind it.
Ask your doctor to do a trans-vaginal ultrasound if you are suffering from heavier periods. Painful and strange periods or in between period spotting could be a sign of uterine cancer.
The airway could be obstructed because of lung illnesses, pneumonia, or even stress and anxiety. But to be on the safe side, check to make sure it’s not lung cancer.
It can also mean that you cancer like leukemia. If it’s lung cancer, the chest pain will go all the way down to the side of your arm and it may include a bad cough as well.
But it could indicate that you have leukemia because fevers are often caused by infections, particularly the infection of blood cells.
So if you have a dark spot on the iris, it could be iris melanoma. But if you’re having trouble seeing, losing part of your field of vision, seeing flashes of light, seeing spots or floating objects, you should get your eyes checked.
Cancer can appear in the mouth and tongue as white patches, or tender, raw, ulcerated areas that don’t heal. Smokers in particular should pay close attention to changes in their mouth, lips, tongue, and throat.
It could mean that you have leukemia since this type of cancer is caused by having more leukemia cells than red blood cells, which prevents the transportation of oxygen, leading to blood clotting.
Of course, it could also mean a lack of good sleep or nutrition. But it’s better to be safe and consult with your doctor than to be sorry a few months down the line.
You might have developed a fissure from hard stool passing through your intestines, or you could have hemorrhoids. But it’s important to get medical attention right away because it could also be colorectal cancer.
It usually takes over a year to develop and once you start bleeding from your anus, you might experience other symptoms like anemia, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness or a fast heartbeat. To be sure, you might have to get an endoscopy, which might sound painful, but is worth it if it saves your life.