Don’t Ignore These Potential Cancer Symptoms

February 2, 2018 in Our News & Bulletins by Brio Home Health and Hospice

Oftentimes, cancer will cause bodily symptoms. These symptoms are signals that something could be wrong. People do ignore these signs though. This can lead to a late diagnosis. Below are some symptoms that people should not ignore.

Trouble swallowing: Having occasional trouble isn’t worrisome. But, if someone is having trouble often, that can be a sign of something serious. Especially if he or she is experiencing vomiting or weight loss. This could be a sign of throat or stomach cancer.

Skin changes: Changes such as the shape, size, or color of a mole, or other spots are common signs of skin cancer. The development of new spots or moles is also a common sign of skin cancer.

Bleeding between periods: While bleeding between monthly cycles can have many causes, cancer is one of them. If you are post-menopausal and still bleeding, get that checked right away. Bleeding should not be occurring.

Blood in urine or feces: If you are experiencing bleeding in these two areas that lasts for more than a day or two, get that checked immediately. Bloody urine is often the first sign of bladder or kidney cancer.

Unexplained weight loss: While most people would welcome this, it can be a sign of trouble. If it’s just a couple of pounds, it’s likely nothing to worry about, but if it’s 10 or more pounds, that should cause some concern. While most of the time, unexplained weight loss is not cancer-related, it can be a sign of another health issue.

Unexpected and unexplained bodily changes should raise some concern. Sometimes their innocuous but sometimes they are not. If you suspect something may be wrong, don’t hesitate to seek a professional opinion. It could make a world of difference.

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