Nowadays, cancer has become the most widespread disease of all.
According to various studies, women often ignore these common indicators of cancer!
The most common cancers in 2016 are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer.
Being able to recognize early warning signs of cancer might be able to save a life! It is important to stay informed, so here are 15 early warning signs of cancer that women shouldn’t ignore.
Most breast lumps aren’t cancer, but your doctor should always check them.
Marleen Meyers, MD, an oncologist at NYU Langone Medical Center says that women are natural bloaters.
But she also says that If your symptoms don’t get better with time, or if they happen with weight loss or bleeding, see a doctor.
Constant bloating can sometimes mean ovarian cancer. You’ll have a pelvic exam as well as blood tests, and sometimes an ultrasound.
Blood in Urine or Stool
Talk to your doctor if you’re bleeding from a part of your body that normally doesn’t, especially if the bleeding lasts more than a day or two,
Meyers says. Bloody stool is often from hemorrhoids, but it can also be a symptom of colon cancer. Bloody urine is usually the first sign of cancer of the bladder or kidneys, says Herbert Lepor, MD, a urologist at NYU’s Langone.
Common Causes of Blood in the Urine
The presence of blood in the urine means that bleeding is occurring somewhere in the genito-urinary tract. In men, those organs include the kidneys, ureters, the prostate gland, the bladder, and the urethra.
The most common causes of hematuria are kidney and bladder stones. Another set of major causes includes trauma to the kidney, bladder, or other parts of the genito-urinary tract.
In addition, anything from “jogger’s hematuria” that occurs after exercise, kidney disease, sexually transmitted diseases, benign prostate hypertrophy, infection of the urinary tract, tumors, and blockages, as well as some medications can cause a bleed.