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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Coughing, Itchy Skin and 8 Other Signs of Cancer

Early signs of cancer often reveal themselves in symptoms that may be deemed as insignificant. Some types of cancer can be detected early by just paying attention to body symptoms that you may otherwise ignore, when in fact it could be a sign that cancer is growing in your body.

10 signs of cancer you should never ignore

#1 - Itchy skin - this can be caused by white blood cells trying to destroy cancer.

#2 - Lumps beneath the skin - this includes lumps on the breast, testicle, armpit, throat, abdomen, and skin.

#3 - Bumps on the tongue or mouth - lumps or bumps inside the mouth, gums or throat, especially if their color is whitish.

#4 - Wounds that don't heal - cuts or injuries to the surface of the skin that are taking a long time to heal.

#5 - Loss of appetite or trouble swallowing - when it is not caused by obvious reasons such as a sore throat associated with a cold or virus.

#6 - Changes in urination - this includes changes in urine flow, color, smell, and the presence of foam or blood in the urine.

#7 - Changes in bowel movements - blood in the stool that continues for more than 2 days could be a sign of colon cancer.

#8 - Bleeding - this means bleeding that cannot be explained, such as bleeding from the uterus, nipple, or in any bodily excretions like urine and bowel movements.

#9 - Coughing - persistent coughing that is not due to a cold or other illness could be a sign of lung cancer.

#10 - Changes in the voice - a change in pitch and tone that does not go away.

If you have any of these persistent signs, don't ignore them. See a doctor soon to determine if cancer is growing in your body. Early detection is often the key to cancer survival.

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