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Signs & symptoms of Cancer
Below I have stated the most general symptoms of Cancer. But if you any one or two of these symptoms, it doesn’t means you have a cancer. Many other diseases have the same symptoms. But, if such symptoms stay for a long time, it’s time to visit a doctor.
Many people around the world think that Cancer is incurable. But, it’s not the case. Any type of cancer, which is at an early stage, can be cured. So, it important to have knowledge about it before it gets worse.
Following are the Signs & Symptoms of Cancer-
# 1 Fever
Fever is one of the most common symptom of Cancer. But, most importantly, in 80% cases, fever happens at a later stage of cancer. In some cases like Blood Cancer, it can come at an early stage also. Fever, often damages your immune system & makes it difficult for your body to fight cancer.
# 2 Sudden Weight Loss
Every person facing Cancer loses weight for an unexplained reason. Such weight loss of 10 pounds or more is a clear symptom of Cancer. It often occurs in cases of Lung Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Pancreas etc.
# 3 Pain
Pain often occurs when the cancer is spread in the affected part of body. But it may be an early symptom also in case of Bone Cancer. A back pain is symptom of Rectum or ovary cancer. Other than this, a regular headache can be a clear symptom of Brain Tumor.
# 4 Fatigue
Fatigue means a lot of tiredness which does not gets better with bed rest. It is a common symptom of lot of diseases, including Cancer. It may also cause blood loss in cases of Stomach Cancer.
# 5 Skin Changes
This symptom is most common in case of Skin Cancer. But, apart from skin cancer, it also occurs in some other cancers. Skin often turns, yellow or red. Cancer also causes itching & excessive hair growth on your skin.