Cancer often happens around us. How can we discover the existence of cancer? Pay attention to the changes in your physical condition in time. Sometimes the simple discomfort is the red light on the body part to tell you that there is a problem in your body. It may be a sign of cancer.
1. Prostate cancer: problems with urination
As men age, urinary problems become more common in men, and frequent urination, urgency, or dysuria are more common. If the symptoms worsen, especially when you have a strong sense of urgency to urinate, you should be alert to prostate cancer. Usually a digital rectal exam should be done, and the doctor will tell you if the prostate is enlarged, which is the main symptom of prostate cancer.
Rapid weight loss, anorexia, recurrent diarrhea and constipation are the most common symptoms of lung cancer, stomach cancer, kidney cancer, and colorectal cancer. For women, it may also be hyperthyroidism. Experts point out that pancreatic cancer will manifest in the upper abdominal area, such as obstinate dull pain or colic around the umbilical cord or right upper abdomen, which can be paroxysmal or continuous, usually gradually worsening and radiating to the lower back.
2. Bowel cancer and stomach cancer: no matter how much rest, fatigue cannot be improved
Generally speaking, feeling tired is a sign that cancer has developed, but for leukemia, bowel cancer, and stomach cancer, you may feel fatigue at the beginning of the onset. What is the difference between cancer fatigue and ordinary fatigue? Normal fatigue will disappear after a short rest, but cancer fatigue will feel difficult to improve no matter how you rest.
3. Ovarian cancer: persistent abdominal distension
Many women think that bloating is extremely common, so don’t be surprised. However, this may be a sign of ovarian cancer. Continuous swelling of the abdomen, pressure and pain, gastrointestinal discomfort, difficulty in eating or a feeling of fullness, and lasting for several weeks, may all be early signs of ovarian cancer.
4. Breast cancer: men and women should be wary of breast lumps
Breast cancer is not a woman's patent, and both men and women should actively prevent it. If women find breast skin redness and lumps, they must be very careful. Especially when the breast has a rash, which lasts for several weeks, it must be checked. In addition, women who are not breastfeeding have sunken nipples and often discharge fluid, which is also a bad sign. For men, if the breast skin is wrinkled, the nipples are shrunk or asymmetry, the size and shape of the nipples are changed, the breasts are red and swollen, and the appearance of lumps, etc., they are all signs of mastitis and symptoms of breast cancer.
5. Endometrial cancer: irregular bleeding
Abnormal vaginal bleeding and bleeding from urine and feces between menstrual cycles are easily overlooked by women. They are likely to be a common sign of endometrial cancer in gynecology. At least 3/4 of women with this sign are diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Stool bleeding may be a sign of colon cancer.
6. Lung cancer, stomach cancer, kidney cancer and colorectal cancer: rapid weight loss
It’s nice to be able to lose weight without strenuous effort, but if you do not increase your exercise volume or reduce your diet within a month, but you lose 10% inexplicably, you should seek medical attention. Rapid weight loss, anorexia, recurrent diarrhea and constipation are the most common symptoms of lung cancer, stomach cancer, kidney cancer, and colorectal cancer. For women, it may also be hyperthyroidism.
7. Pancreatic cancer: persistent abdominal pain and depression
If the abdomen continues to ache and is accompanied by depression symptoms, it is most likely to have pancreatic cancer. Studies have found that depression is extremely related to pancreatic cancer. Other symptoms include: jaundice or abnormally gray stools. Pancreatic cancer will manifest in the upper abdominal area, such as obstinate dull pain or colic around the umbilical cord or right upper abdomen. It can be paroxysmal or persistent, and usually worsens gradually and radiates to the lower back.
8. Laryngeal, esophageal and gastric cancer: difficulty swallowing
Long-term dysphagia may be an early sign of laryngeal cancer, esophageal cancer, and gastric cancer. You should receive X-ray chest X-ray or gastroscopy as soon as possible. The so-called dysphagia, Liu Juntian introduced, generally refers to the pain behind the sternum and the sensation of foreign body in the esophagus when eating. Even if some people do not eat, they will feel like vegetable leaves, fragments or rice-like objects attached to the esophagus wall. You will feel the food descend slowly and even stay in the esophagus.
9. Bowel cancer, bladder cancer or kidney cancer: abnormal stool bleeding
In addition to hemorrhoids, blood in the stool is probably a symptom of bowel cancer. If necessary, colonoscopy should be screened for bowel cancer. Middle-aged and elderly people over 40 years old should be alert to bladder cancer or kidney cancer if they experience painless hematuria or difficulty urinating, except for women during menstruation. In addition to blood in the stool, intestinal cancer, if the tumor grows near the anus, symptoms such as thinning of the stool and increased frequency may occur, and it may even cause difficulty in defecation.
With age, body pain will increase. However, when a certain part of the body has pain inexplicably and lasts for more than a week, the cause should be investigated as soon as possible, because unexplained pain may be a sign of cancer. For example, long-term abdominal pain is a symptom of colorectal cancer, chest pain may be caused by lung cancer, and bone soreness may be a symptom of cancer metastasis.