Signs and Symptoms of Cancer
Cancer cells grow on organs, blood vessels, and nerves, causing signs and symptoms to show up. The early symptoms of cancer involve fever, fatigue, and rapid weight loss since the cancer is already tampering with the normal functions of the body. These are some of the symptoms that will tell you have cancer.
Unexplained weight loss
Are you losing weight without trying a diet, or exercising? Now, don't go about feeling happy about it, or assume that your body is finally listening to your wish to be in shape without trying. This weight loss might happen because of depression or exhaustion, and small amounts of weight loss is fine. But if it happens too drastically and rapidly, get yourself checked today.
Pain is usually caused by so many things that we don't usually link it with cancer. If you are experiencing pain after working too much, it can simply mean that your body is telling you to slow down. Persistent pain is also associated with aging. But if you have unexplained, ongoing pain, or pain that comes and goes for more than 4 weeks, make an appointment to see your doctor.
Fevers usually come with season changes, and most of us get them once or twice a year. But if your fever persists for a long period of time, or comes and goes as it pleases, then you do need to consult a doctor and dig a little deeper for the cause. Persistent fever can signal towards forms of blood cancer.
Getting tired is an everyday thing for most of us, thanks to our hectic schedules. But if the fatigue persists even after you get ample rest, it's a possible sign of cancer. You should get a thorough check-up done, because the bouts of fatigue may get worse as the cancer develops within your body.
Our inner health is most often reflected in our skin quality. Everything from hormonal imbalance to indigestion shows up on our faces. But if you are getting rashes too frequently, or are experiencing unusual hair growth, you might have cancer developing internally in organs like lungs or the kidney.
Swelling or bloating
It's quite common for women to experience bloating, especially when they have their period. But if the bloating is too drastic, and persists for three weeks or more, you might have a more serious problem on your hands. It could be uric acid-related issues, or thyroid. But cancer is also a huge possibility.
Blood in cough, pee or stool
Coughs go hand-in-hand with common cold, but if you're spitting up blood as well, it's definitely a matter of deep concern. Blood in your pee can be caused due to a number of reasons, but it shouldn't go unchecked either. You might actually have piles if there's blood in your stool, but this could also be a sign of cancer.
Persistent heartburn or indigestion
Had a few large meals? Heartburn and indigestion are natural results. But if you experience these symptoms frequently, or they turn painful, you definitely need to give the doctor a visit.
Medical centre in Abu Dhabi
The internal medicine doctor of Adam and Eve Specialized Medical Centre will help you in the early detection of any types of cancers. If you are having these symptoms, consult our internal medicine doctor as early as possible.