8 signs that may indicate cancer: you should pay attention
Oncologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. There are many signs that may indicate cancer in the human body. Below are eight common signs that may raise suspicion of cancer, but it should be noted that these signs may be common to many other diseases, so professional advice from an oncologist is necessary for a definitive diagnosis:
Unreasonable weight loss
Weight loss for no reason, such as a change in eating habits or increased physical activity, can be a sign of cancer.
Changes in the skin
The appearance of new moles, the transformation of moles of normal size into huge ones, changes in the color or shape of skin lesions can be a sign of malignant tumors.
The need for constant or increased pain
If there is constant pain or any changes in the nature of the pain, this may indicate cancer.
The presence of bleeding or unusual discharge
Bleeding from any part of the body or unusual discharge from the organs, such as blood in the urine or stool, can be a sign of cancer.
Constant fatigue and weakness
Loss of energy, constant fatigue, weakness, and inability to do normal daily activities can be an indicator of cancer.
Changes in appetite or problems with swallowing
Changes in appetite, feeling full quickly, persistent discomfort when swallowing, or a constant feeling of fullness may indicate problems with the gastrointestinal tract or other organs that may be related to cancer.
Changes in the size or shape of the body
An increase or decrease in the size of an organ, a tumor or a mass that can be felt when touched may be a sign of cancer.
Changes in the operation of the body or system
The emergence of new symptoms or worsening of existing ones associated with the functioning of a particular organ or organ system may indicate the presence of a cancerous process.
Author: Daria Skotchenko