Weight loss for no reason Nowadays, people like to lose weight, but if you don’t go on a diet or strengthen exercise, you lose 10 pounds in one month. This should be noted, and you should ask a doctor to check it. Of course, it may be hyperthyroidism. The doctor will check the thyroid function first.
Breast changes. Most women will self-examine their breasts. If there is a lump, of course they should see a doctor. But other symptoms such as breast redness and thickening of the skin may also be a rare form of inflammatory breast cancer. If the local rash lasts for several weeks, or there is discharge from the nipple (non-lactating period) or the nipple shrinks inward, these are not good signs and you should consult a doctor for examination.
Bleeding during menstruation or other abnormal bleeding Premenopausal women tend to ignore some irregular bleeding. If menstruation has been regular and there is sudden bleeding during menstruation, pay attention. Also pay attention to bleeding after menopause, to exclude endometrial cancer.
Skin changes Most people know that when a mole gets bigger, it can become cancer. In addition, pay attention to abnormal skin pigmentation, or sudden bleeding or excessive scales on the skin. As for how long these changes take place to become a problem, it's not necessarily true. It is generally considered to be more than a few weeks.
Difficulty in swallowing If you can only drink liquid or semi-liquid food, you should pay attention to gastrointestinal cancer, such as esophageal cancer, and you should consult a doctor for examination.
Bleeding in places that should not be bleeding Blood in the stool is not necessarily all hemorrhoids, but colon cancer should also be excluded. Can be used for colonoscopy. Seeing blood in the toilet when urinating, in addition to menstruation, bladder cancer and kidney cancer should also be excluded. Check if hemoptysis occurs, especially if hemoptysis occurs more than once.
If you have abdominal cramps and depression, you should ask your doctor for a check. Some experts have found that depression is related to pancreatic cancer, but the cause is unknown.
Oral changes Smokers should pay special attention to white spots in the mouth or white spots on the tongue. These may be precancerous manifestations and can develop into oral cancer.
Localized pain. Older people often have pain here and there, most of which are not because of cancer. However, if the pain is limited to a certain part and the cause cannot be explained, it should be checked by a doctor.
Lymph node changes If there is swollen lymph nodes in the armpit or neck, or in other areas, please consult a doctor. Especially if the lymph nodes continue to enlarge for more than a month, inflammation or cancer should be ruled out. If the cause cannot be found, a biopsy should be performed.
If the long-term fever is not caused by influenza or other inflammations, consider the possibility of cancer, sometimes even after the cancer has metastasized, but it may also be an early blood cancer, such as leukemia or lymphoma. There may also be jaundice or stool color changes.
Continuous coughing Coughing can be caused by cold, cold or allergies. Some medicines have a cough as a side effect. However, if you have a long-term cough for more than three or four weeks, you should carefully check to rule out lung cancer.