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