Before you presume is a chronic persistent cough as just another part of flu epidemic, you might want to ask your doctor to give it a second test. According to a new study by Cancer Research more than half of adults experienced alarm suspect that could mean cancer, yet just 2% percent of them believed cancer could be a possible cause.
Here, we take a look at the 10 symptoms researchers consider to be symptoms for cancer.
1. Persistent Cough or Hoarseness voice
While a cough is nothing to worry about, but if a cough accompany by blood that’s when you need to visit a doctor to examine whether it’s cancer or just a chronic cough. While most cough is not cancer, however a persistent cough needs to be evaluated to check to see if it could be lung cancer. A physician should recommend a chest X-ray or CT scan to rule out cancer as a possibility.
2. Persistent Change in Bowel Habits
If your bowel are not as smooth as previously, and appear to be larger than normal or somewhat deform looking, that could also be a sign of colon cancer. Here, a person should go to the doctor and schedule a colonoscopy to see if there indeed is a colon cancer.
3. Persistent Change in Bladder Habits
“If there is blood in the urine, that could be indicative of bladder or kidney cancer—but more commonly this is a sign of a urinary tract infection. Check for an infection first, then pursue other treatment options.
4. Persistent Unexplained Pain
“Most pain is not a sign of cancer, but persistent pain must be checked out. “If you have persistent headaches, for example, you likely don’t have brain cancer—but it is still something that must be looked into. Persistent pain in the chest could be a sign of lung cancer. And pain in your abdomen could be ovarian cancer.”
5. Change in the Appearance of a Mole
While not all moles are indicative of melanoma, spotting a new mark or one that has changed is something you should bring up with a dermatologist who can screen for skin cancer.
6. A Sore That Does Not Heal
If you have a sore that’s hanging on past the three-week mark, you should bring it up with your doctor. “We would have expected our body to have healed itself by now, and you should absolutely get that checked out.” That kind of sore could be a sign of carcinoma.
7. Unexpected Bleeding
Vaginal bleeding—outside of your normal cycle—could be an early sign of cervical cancer, while bleeding from the rectum could indicate colon cancer.
8. Unexplained Weight Loss
“As adults, we try very hard to lose weight. “But if weight is falling off of you without any effort on your part, that is a big concern and can be indicative of a serious medical problem.” One of those problems, could be malignancy or a tumor.
9. An Unexplained Lump
“Any time you have a lump that is new or a lump that is changing, that is something you should absolutely have looked at by your doctor. While it could be a benign cyst (and likely is), it could also be “a cancer that is in the subterranean tissue. A lump in the breast, of course, is a very common symptom of breast cancer.” See your physician to get more information.
10. Persistent Difficulty Swallowing
Two cancers may be behind this symptom, including neck and esophageal cancer. “People who see these symptoms will often start to modify their diets, eating softer foods without thinking there could be a more serious issue.”
“The bottom line is that if people are experiencing any persistent symptoms, they should go to their doctor for advice.”
Which is also why we need to constantly check our body health status by home urine ph test.