Cancer: Early warning signs you shouldn't ignore!

Here are some early signs and symptoms of cancer that you shouldn't ignore.

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

We all get scared whenever we hear the word 'C', but the question is - are we aware of the warning signs that tell we might have cancer? You may or may not know, yet knowing the symptoms would help you reduce the risk of getting the disease. Moreover, treatment works best when cancer is diagnosed early.

 

Here are some early signs and symptoms of cancer that you shouldn't ignore:

  • Persistent cough
  • Breathlessness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • New mole or changes to a mole
  • Unusual lump
  • Blood in vomit, urine or faeces, bleeding between periods
  • Problems peeing

 

  • A sore that does not heal
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Persistent bloating
  • Heavy night sweats
  • Unusual breast changes
  • Unexplained pain or ache
  • Relentless heartburn

 

While these are some common symptoms of cancer, there are certain forms that need to be more discreet. For instance like - pancreatic cancer – this type of cancer may not show any warning signs until it has reached to an advanced stage.

So, if you spot something that isn't normal for you or doesn't vanish on its own, make sure that you get it checked.