What are the red flags for cancer

What are suspicions of cancer?

There are innumerable types of cancer. They differ among other things in the localization, aggressiveness and the complaints that emanate from the disease. Because different cancers express themselves differently, the warning symptoms are also different. Doctors advise listening to certain symptoms.

Symptoms often show when cancer grows, presses on, or penetrates adjacent organs, blood vessels, or nerves. But there are also general symptoms that mainly trigger rapidly growing tumors, such as fever, weight loss and night sweats. Many of the symptoms can also be triggered by other medical conditions. However, if such symptoms do not go away or get worse, they should be clarified by your doctor.

Such symptoms are:

  1. Weight loss of more than 5 kg of unknown cause
  2. fever
  3. Night sweats
  4. Fatigue and exhaustion
  5. Loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting
  6. Palpable lumps in the body, lumps or thickening in the chest
  7. New pain for no apparent cause that does not go away
  8. Changes in the skin such as bleeding lumps, a newly appeared mole, or changes in a mole (color, thickness, shape, size, surface)
  9. Yellowing of the eyes or skin, or paleness
  10. Persistent cough or hoarseness
  11. Bleeding such as blood in your stool, blood in your sputum, blood in your urine, bleeding from your vagina that cannot be associated with your period.
  12. Indigestion. These include permanent constipation or diarrhea, changes in stool
  13. Painful urination
  14. a headache
  15. Changes in the mouth, ulcers, numbness, bleeding, or pain
  16. Neurological abnormalities such as speech disorders, paralysis, coordination problems, visual disturbances

Good to know!

Often times, cancer does not cause symptoms in the early stages. This is why physical introspection is so important. Patients are generally advised to consult a doctor if symptoms persist or even increase over the long term.