So-called hyperhidrosis could be an indicator of cancer, as Mayo Clinic has made clear that this type of sweating is not related to heat or exercise.
The UK Cancer Research Center lists “intense night sweats” as a major marker of cancer.
Why do people sweat?
The charity explained that sweating is how to keep the body cool, and there are sweat glands almost all over the body. And people tend to sweat more in the following circumstances:
• TE weather is hot.
• Playing sports.
• Tension, anger and discomfort.
• Entering menopause (women only).
• the disease.
• We take medicines that cause sweating.
And some types of cancer make a person sweat more than usual. These include:
• Hodgkin lymphoma.
Carcinoid tumors (a slow-growing type of neuroendocrine gland).
• blood cancer.
• Liver Cancer.
Hormone levels may change due to cancer, which may lead to hot flashes and sweating.
There are over 200 different types of cancer, which can cause many different symptoms.
Cancer Research UK said “most cases are in people 50 years of age or over,” with the disease spreading with age.
The charity advised that “no matter how old you are, it is always best to listen to your body and talk to your doctor if something does not look right.”
Starting in the upper body, signs of cancer can include “a disturbing voice, hoarseness, or a cough that does not go away.”
As the focus continues on the mouth, another sign of cancer may be a mouth or tongue ulcer that lasts for more than three weeks.
Moving to the chest, heartburn or persistent indigestion should be examined by a doctor.
For men and women, an unusual change in the size, shape, or texture of breast tissue may be troublesome, and this includes nipple or skin changes as well.
And when moving into the stomach, there may be a loss of appetite for constant bloating.
Bowel habits may also change, which may consist of constipation or looser stools. And if there is any blood in the stool or urine (except for menstruation), then this should be taken very seriously as well.
Unexplained vaginal bleeding, between menstrual periods, after menopause, or after sex should be examined.
Any problems related to urination (for both sexes) should be discussed with a GP.
Other signs of cancer include:
Unexplained weight loss.
Unexplained pain or soreness.
Unusual swelling anywhere on the body.
A new mole appears.
A sore that does not heal.
Early diagnosis of cancer is likely to lead to successful treatment of the disease.