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Top 8 signs of cancer

Updated on December 6, 2010
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Cancer is a type of gene disease which until now is still a big problem in our society. Since it is not known exactly how the change of the normal cells becomes malignant and the mutation of growing cells in a person's body occurred. Much medicine has been developed by many biotech companies.

Basically, cancer can be cured if detected early. Therefore, people are advised to check their health regularly. Although cancer is often asymptomatic in general, experts recommend that we immediately check our medical health when an individual observes any unusual changes in the body.

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Cancer Sites - CDC Gov
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Experts Opinion

As reported on BBC news recently, many experts from the UK such as Keele University & Cancer Research UK have described the 8 signs of cancer symptoms. Although these symptoms could be signs of other illnesses, any suspicion of cancer can prevent a person from a more serious disease. In other words, there's no harm in checking if it finds suspicious symptoms.

8 Signs / Symptoms of cancer

In general there are eight cancer symptoms:

  1. Anemia
  2. There was blood in the urine
  3. Difficulty swallowing
  4. Coughing up blood
  5. Breast lump or mass
  6. Post-menopausal bleeding
  7. Rectal blood
  8. Abnormal prostate test

Top Hospitals for Cancer Treatment

Top 10 Hospitals for cancer treatment according to US News report:

  1. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at Houston, TX
  2. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at New York, NY
  3. Mayo Clinic at Rochester, MN
  4. John Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore, MD
  5. University of Washington Medical Center at Seattle, WA
  6. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Boston, MA
  7. Massachusetts General Hospital at Boston, MA
  8. University of California, San Francisco Medical Center at San Francisco, CA
  9. Cleveland Clinic at Cleveland, OH
  10. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center at Los Angeles, CA


Way to prevent cancer

The most important for cancer treatment is the prevention of cancer, namely by having a healthy lifestyle, such as

  1. not smoking,
  2. not consuming alcohol,
  3. reduce fatty foods,
  4. maintaining ideal body weight, 
  5. exercise regularly.

Top 10 cancers

Top 10 cancers for male & female:

  1. Prostate cancer
  2. Breast cancer (female)
  3. Lung cancer & Bronchus cancer
  4. Colon cancer & rectal cancer
  5. Uterine Corpus cancer or Uterine cancer (uterus)
  6. Urinary Bladder cancer
  7. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer
  8. Melanoma Cancer or Skin Cancer
  9. Kidney cancer & Renal Pelvis cancer
  10. Ovary cancer


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    • chan0512 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Camarillo, CA

      Thanks JB. all the best for your marathon!

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      7 years ago

      Very Helpful HUB!

      If anyone has relatives who have had or have cancer ... I am running the Boston Marathon to raise $$$ for Cancer Research. If you would like me to run in their Honor / Memory, Let me know.... NO DONATION REQUIRED!


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      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Hello Friend,

      Sorry I haven't been here sooner. I am in a writing excuse. Hope all is well. This is different, but very informative! Thank you.

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      8 years ago from South Jersey

      A lot of useful information at our finger tips. Great Hub.

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      8 years ago from Canada

      I liked this Hub! :) Keep it up!


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