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Cancer can kill you if treated late. 10 Signs cancer may be growing may be inside your body

By Andrew Alpin, 3 March 2017

The biggest problem with Cancer is that invariably it is diagnosed when it is too late. However, this doesn’t mean it doesn’t warn you. That’s another bummer by the way because cancer symptoms are mistaken by most people as common health conditions. That is why you should never ignore any persisting condition plaguing you for an unusual length of time. Recognizing these early signs of cancer can well save your life one day.

1Unusual lumps beneath the skin

Lumps beneath the skin where the surface seems smooth should always be shown to a doctor. A natural way to feel if anything is wrong is to touch the lump and feel the sensations. Similarly, you can perform self-examinations for lumps in the breasts, testicles, armpits, throat skin and abdomen. Lumps can ultimately develop in tumors by which time it may be too late.

Unusual lumps beneath the skin

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2Irregular bowel movements

Irregular bowel movements such as constipation followed by diarrhea or vice versa can mean an underlying condition. Blood in stool for more than two days could be a sign of colon cancer. Pain during stools, the presence of mucus and frequent color changes are all possible signs of infection if not cancer. Such occurrences warrant a stool test immediately.

Irregular bowel movements

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3Appetite loss and difficulty in swallowing

Irregular digestion patterns inhibit your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. When you have difficulty in swallowing it could be due to an esophageal problem. Either way such conditions may occur sometimes due to reflux or rich food but if such conditions persist it could well be an early sign of cancer.

Appetite loss and difficulty in swallowing

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4Mouth Bumps

White colored bumps on the tongue and areas in your mouth especially on your palate can easily be tumors that could become cancerous. If you notice even a small bump on your palate, rush to a doctor immediately.

Mouth Bumps

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5Unexplained Bleeding

Frequent spotting during a menstrual cycle accompanied by pain could be due to ovarian cysts and tumors. Bleeding from nipples, uterus, urine and other bodily secretions should never be ignored.

Unexplained Bleeding

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6Persistent and stubborn Cough

If you have a cough for more than ten days, always get it checked. Moreover cancer of the esophagus, throat and lungs cause frequent bouts of coughing. If you keep coughing for no reason, it’s advisable to visit a doctor.

Persistent and stubborn Cough

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7Slow healing Wounds

Wounds are meant to heal within certain periods of time. Your body’s immune mechanism and clotting mechanism usually heal wounds by forming clots which we know as scabs. Always ensure that wounds on your body are cleaned and dressed regularly. However if you notice wounds that take an extra long time to heal. Consult your doctor.

Slow healing Wounds

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8Changes in Voice Pitch

If you notice that the tone and pitch of your voice keep changing, it could well be a symptom of larynx cancer. Lumps and tumors in the throat also cause irregular changes in voice.

Changes in Voice Pitch

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9Urine irregularity

Frequent or persistent weakening of your urine flow could mean an inflammation or cancer of the prostate. Changes in urine color and smell are also abnormal. Even if you notice your urine is always frothy and there is a presence of blood, get yourself checked without delay. It could be signs of urinary tract cancer.

Urine irregularity

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10Persistent skin rash

A persistent cough is a common early sign of cancer. Our body tries to fight cancer by increasing white blood cells which results in an increase of blood cells in areas inflicted with cancer cells. Such areas will always feel itchy, warm, flushed and display color changes.

Persistent skin rash

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