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10 cancer warning signs you should never ignore!

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“I am afraid that thousands of people are living today with the symptoms of a deadly disease,” warned prominent professor of oncology, Carol Sikora.

In this regard, we present to you a report on the ten early warning signs of cancer, which you should beware of:

1 – unexplained weight loss

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Losing more than 4.5 kg without apparent justification can be one of the first signs of cancers of the pancreas, stomach, esophagus or lungs.

2-unusual bulges or lumps

This includes any lumps in the neck, armpit, stomach, groin, chest, breast or testicle. If you notice a lump or thickening, it may be a warning sign of cancer.

3-cough

A persistent cough is not only a sign of “covid-19”, it can also be a symptom of cancer, especially if it does not go away after 3 or 4 weeks.

And if you also have shortness of breath and cough up phlegm with signs of blood, it could be a sign of lung cancer.

4-changes in moles

We all know that moles can be a sign of skin cancer, but many of us have no idea what changes to watch out for.

And you should be vigilant for any new moles or any changes in the size, shape or color of existing moles.

5-the appearance of blood in the stool or urine

The presence of blood in the stool indicates one of the warning signs of bowel cancer – this is in addition to a change in the habits of entering the toilet, suffering from constipation and anything else out of the ordinary.

If you find blood in your urine, it could be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer.

6-urination problems

Pain during urination is likely to be harmless, but it is essential to see your GP when noticing any problems accompanying urination pain.

7-unexplained pain

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Pain is one of the ways our bodies tell us something is wrong. As we get older, it becomes more common to feel aches and pains.

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An alarming sign in the gums that indicates a chronic disease
An alarming sign in the gums that indicates a chronic disease
However, in the case of suffering from pain lasting more than 4 weeks, or unexplained pain – this is a major warning sign of cancer.

Experts say most cancer pain is caused by tumor pressure on bones, nerves, or other organs in the body.

8-heartburn

If you notice a persistent feeling of heartburn and indigestion, it is very important to see a doctor, as this may be a sign of stomach or throat cancer.

9-swallowing difficulties

Persistent swallowing difficulties can indicate a possibility of esophageal cancer, as the tumor can narrow the esophagus, making it difficult to swallow food.

10-heavy night sweats

If you find yourself sweating excessively or have severe hot flashes at night, you should consult a doctor, as night sweats are early symptoms of a range of different cancers.

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