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cancer of Signs and symptoms

Cancer often can be more easily managed if it is diagnosed early. Be aware of your body, and what is "normal symptoms" for you and report to your doctor can help ensure that if you have cancer, it is diagnosed early.

There are some common signs and symptoms of the May notification that one that something is new or different. You should consult your doctor if you are one of the following:



Lumps
Cough, shortness of breath and hoarseness
Changes in bowel habits
Bleeding

Moles
Unexplained weight loss

Lumps
Know how your body looks and feels can help you to recognize that early changes could be caused by cancer. You should consult your doctor if you notice a lump anywhere in your body. It may be useful to them, how long it was there, and if it is larger or causes discomfort to tell. Malignant tumors are often (but not always) painless.

It can be difficult to say what can affect the capital only, but if your doctor suspects you have cancer, you will jump to the relevant specialists for further testing.

It is important to remember that the humps and bumps often in the body, and most are not cancer.

Cough, shortness of breath and hoarseness
There are many diseases that "may cause symptoms Chesty" such as coughing and shortness of breath (eg, infection and inflammation), but in some cases, these symptoms can be a sign of lung cancer. When you cough or breath for more than two weeks, you should consult your family doctor. In addition, you should tell your doctor if you have blood in the sputum (phlegm) when you cough.

Laryngitis (inflammation of the larynx) are common and can cause a hoarse voice. In a small number of people in a hoarse voice can be a sign of cancer of the larynx (voice box). When hoarseness continues for more than two weeks, you should see your doctor
Changes in bowel habits
Symptoms of colon cancer May are) blood in the stool (bowel movement. Blood was dark as a rule, but can of bright red color. Fresh,) is bright red blood is usually a sign of hemorrhoids (piles.

You can change (in your normal bowel habits such as diarrhea or constipation) notice and without apparent reason. You can have a feeling that your bowel does not empty properly after a bowel movement. Some also note that they have pains in the abdomen or back office.

Note that altered bowel habits are not always caused by cancer, but can be caused by changes in diet, certain medications, anxiety and other medical conditions. If the changes more than a few weeks, it is important to eliminate cancer as a possible cause, you should consult your family doctor.



Bleeding
Unexplained bleeding is a sign that there is something wrong and should always be checked by your doctor.

As already mentioned, bleeding from the anus is usually due to hemorrhoids, but can sometimes be caused by cancer of the colon or rectal cancer are caused.

Cause cancer of the uterus or cervix, women may bleed between periods or after sex. Women who have vaginal bleeding after menopause, they should have consulted their family doctor. If necessary, your doctor will refer you to a gynecologist.

Blood in the urine can be caused by cancer of the bladder or kidneys. It can also be caused by an infection. If you notice blood in the urine, it is important to consult your doctor for a check-up.

Coughing up blood in the sputum may be caused in the chest with severe infections, but sometimes it can be a sign of lung cancer.

Vomiting of blood may be a sign of gastric cancer, but it can also go through a stomach ulcer. Therefore, it is important that this checked out by your doctor.

Bruising and nosebleeds are rarely signs of cancer, but may be caused by leukemia, in some cases. However, people with leukemia often have other symptoms as bothersome.

Moles
Malignant melanoma is a type of skin cancer often starts with a change in the appearance of normal skin. This looks like a new mole normal. Less than one third of melanomas develop in existing moles. It can be difficult to distinguish between a mole and a melanoma differ, but one of the following changes must be checked:

Moles are usually asymmetrical and symmetrical regular shape. The melanoma may be irregular or asymmetrical.
Moles are usually a Border regular well-defined border. Melanomas are more likely to have an irregular border with jagged edges.
Color Moles are usually a brown. Melanomas often have more than one color. You can mix different shades of brown with black, red, pink, white or bluish tint.
Size Moles are usually no bigger than the blunt end of a pencil (about 6mm (1 / 4 inch) diameter). Melanomas are usually more than 7 mm in diameter.
Itching, crusting or bleeding may also occur in melanomas - these signs are rare, but should not be ignored.
It is important to consult with your doctor if you take any unusual marks on the skin, which shows more than a few weeks or a birthmark, a sign above have. If necessary, they are like a doctor who specializes in seeing the skin diseases (dermatologist) or a surgeon.


Unexplained weight loss
If you have lost a lot of weight over a short period of time (several months), which can be explained by changes in your diet, which is to exercise or stress, it is important to your doctor. Other symptoms occur, such as illness, pain and fatigue also more likely when a person feels a weight loss due to cancer.

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