Cancer symptoms can vary and are often confused with other conditions. But experts warn that if you experience any of these 15 symptoms, speak with your health care professional.
Cancer can cause many different symptoms, some obvious and some more subtle. Some symptoms develop early, so they are important warning signs that your doctor should check for, while other symptoms can indicate the cancer is progressing.
Cancer is more likely to be cured if it is less advanced when treatment is started. It is critical to detect cancer early, according to the MSD Manual.
Warning signs of possible cancer include:
• Unexplained weight loss.
• Sweat Lily.
• New and persistent pain.
• Frequent nausea and vomiting.
• blood in the urine.
• blood in the stool.
• A recent change in bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea).
• Recurrent fever.
• A chronic cough.
• Changes in mole size or color or changes in skin ulcers that do not heal.
• Enlarged lymph nodes.
• An ulcer that does not heal.
• A lump or mark on the skin that is getting wider or changes in appearance.
The most common cancers include:
In men: cancer of the prostate, lung and intestine.
In women: cancer of the breast, lung, colon and rectum.
In children: leukemia, brain tumors and lymphomas.
In a study published in the British Medical Journal, the consumption of ultra-processed foods and the risk of cancer were investigated.
The results showed how eating highly processed food was associated with an increased overall cancer risk.
The study concluded: “In this large, prospective study, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet was associated with a significant increase of more than 10% in overall breast cancer risk.”