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World Cancer Day: Here are 5 definite signs of cancer you should not ignore

First Published Feb 4, 2021, 9:10 AM IST
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Here are a few lesser-known and more subtle signs of cancer that most people ignore. A must-read

Everyone knows how dangerous cancer is for human and animal. Depending on cancer and its stage, it can be cured or managed or proven fatal. However, there are lesser-known and more subtle signs of cancer that most people ignore.

Everyone knows how dangerous cancer is for human and animal. Depending on cancer and its stage, it can be cured or managed or proven fatal. However, there are lesser-known and more subtle signs of cancer that most people ignore.

Ongoing and never-ending pain: When you have ongoing and persistent pain, particularly in your shoulder, arm, the chest or abdomen area, have it checked out. Possible indications: Lung or ovarian cancer.

Ongoing and never-ending pain: When you have ongoing and persistent pain, particularly in your shoulder, arm, the chest or abdomen area, have it checked out. Possible indications: Lung or ovarian cancer.

Unusual weight loss or gain: Weight loss is acceptable. Unexpected weight loss, not so much, especially if it’s somewhat out of the ordinary; The same holds for weight gain. Anything more than gaining or losing weight of around 7kg, is a red flag. Possible indications: Pancreatic

Unusual weight loss or gain: Weight loss is acceptable. Unexpected weight loss, not so much, especially if it’s somewhat out of the ordinary; The same holds for weight gain. Anything more than gaining or losing weight of around 7kg, is a red flag. Possible indications: Pancreatic

Bad breath: Mostly, this is due to poor oral hygiene. Or if you’re on a particular diet, medication or a heavy smoker, but if it's persistent, and has an unusual smell, get it tested. Possible indications: Mouth, oesophageal or larynx cancer

Bad breath: Mostly, this is due to poor oral hygiene. Or if you’re on a particular diet, medication or a heavy smoker, but if it's persistent, and has an unusual smell, get it tested. Possible indications: Mouth, oesophageal or larynx cancer

Sudden bleeding: If you experience unexpected bleeding that’s not part of your menstrual cycle, or you experience unexpected blood in your stools, get yourself to the doctor. Possible indications: Colo-rectal or cervical cancer.

Sudden bleeding: If you experience unexpected bleeding that’s not part of your menstrual cycle, or you experience unexpected blood in your stools, get yourself to the doctor. Possible indications: Colo-rectal or cervical cancer.

Constant coughing: If you’ve been coughing for more than two weeks, even post the flu season, or if you happen to cough up blood, then it may be a sign of cancer. Possible indications: Lung or throat cancer 

Constant coughing: If you’ve been coughing for more than two weeks, even post the flu season, or if you happen to cough up blood, then it may be a sign of cancer. Possible indications: Lung or throat cancer 

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