It would be easier to detect cancer in our bodies if humans had an electronic sign that would light up when cancer may be growing; instead, we have to be vigilant in finding it before it’s too late.
Before we talk about the signs of cancer, let us be clear on what a sign is. When you have a sign, it is something that someone else can detect with their senses too. For example, a doctor can detect the shape of an irregular mole that could be cancerous.
A symptom is something that might not be visible. For example, if you have a headache, another person can’t see your headache. You can describe the pain, location, and intensity of it, but the symptom is only felt by you. Headaches happen too often to always be a sign of a tumor, but some headaches may be worth a visit to the doctor for screening.
If you are concerned about any physiological changes in your body, seek the help of a medical professional for further evaluation, diagnosis, and early treatment if necessary.
10 SIGNS CANCER MAY BE GROWING IN YOUR BODY
1. A LUMP BENEATH THE SKIN THAT FEELS HARD
Lumps in breast tissue are often first discovered by women (and yes, sometimes men) who perform self-exams and feel their breast tissue regularly. Touching your own body and getting to know its usual feeling is a good way to be able to distinguish when you have a change.
Get comfortable with touching yourself regularly, especially on the breast, testicle, armpit, throat, abdomen, and skin. Self-examination of these soft tissues should help you discover changes before they potentially develop into larger tumors.
2. ITCHY OR IRRITABLE SKIN
Cancer is treated like a bacteria in the body by your immune system. Your white blood cells are mobilized to try to destroy it. Because of this, blood flow is increased in the area of a cancerous growth and the area may feel warm, appear red, change color, feel tight, or itch.
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