World Cancer Day 2023

4 Feb 2023

Don't Make The Mistake Of Ignoring These 8 'Silent' Signs Of Cancer

Cancer is a chronic disease that can affect any part of the body. It occurs when cells in the body begin to divide and grow uncontrollably, destroying healthy tissue.

New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. World Cancer Day 2023: According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, due to which 9.6 million deaths occurred in the year 2018 alone.

Lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach and liver cancer are the most common cancers seen in men. Whereas, breast, colorectal, lung, cervical and thyroid cancers are common among women.

Early detection and treatment of cancer is the only way to avoid it. It can be caught in time by getting regular checkups done. However, the patient may also experience its symptoms.

visible change in the wart
Do not take it lightly if there is a change in the size, length or width or color of the wart. Melanoma can be behind this, which is a serious type of skin cancer.

blood in urine
Blood in the urine is the most common symptom of bladder cancer. This condition is called hematuria in medical language.

It usually does not cause pain. However, blood in the urine is also one of the symptoms of prostate cancer.

change in bowel habits
In case of bowel cancer, the patient suffers from many symptoms, one of which is frequent change in bowel habits. Because of this, the patient may have to go to the toilet several times. Blood may also come with the stool.

lump or swelling in any part of the body
A sudden lump on the body can be serious. By the way, not all lumps are cancer, but if the lump is large, hard, there is no pain on touch or sudden swelling can be a sign of disease.

The size of a cancerous lump usually increases with time, which you can feel by touching it. They can also appear on the legs and arms, as well as on the breasts, testicles or neck.

sudden weight loss
If a person has cancer, then his weight will start decreasing suddenly without any reason. It is also one of the important symptoms of this disease.

persistent cough
There can be many reasons behind your cough. The patient also has persistent cough due to viral infection, asthma, COPD or gastroesophageal reflux.

However, a severe and persistently worsening cough may also be due to lung cancer. You will feel like clearing your throat every once in a while. When the stage progresses, blood or orange colored mucus may come out from the mouth on coughing.

trouble swallowing
If a person is having trouble swallowing food, then he may be suffering from dysphagia. This type of condition is seen in those cancer patients, whose neck

pain and discomfort
Do not make the mistake of ignoring pain that is dragging on for weeks and months. Especially if the reason for this is not understood.

Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

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