According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 69.8% of women over 50 have taken a mammograph in the last couple of years. However, routine screening tests alone can’t always detect cancer and it’s very dangerous to rely on them completely.
Women are often afraid of speaking about an unusual symptom with their doctors, but this is wrong and may be fatal. If there’s something wrong with your health, there may be an underlying problem such as cancer. This is why it’s very important to recognize the signs of cancer on time and never ignore them:
1. couch, chest pain, wheezing, shortness of breath
All these symptoms are caused by lung tumors or leukemia. Some lung cancer patients have also reported pain that extends to the shoulder and arm.
Any kind of change or a detection of lump in your breasts can be a sign of cancer. Inverted nipples, nipple discharge, skin dimpling and redness on the breasts can also a sign of breast cancer, so make sure to inspect your breasts carefully and report any change to your doctor.
3.Swollen lymph nodes
If the lymph nodes on your neck, underarm or groin are swollen, it may indicate cancer of the lymph nodes. If the swollen nodes are accompanied by difficulty swallowing, it can be a sign of esophageal cancer.
4.Bloating, abdominal pain, change in the bowel movements, rectal bleeding, blood in the stool or urine
If you’re often suffering from bloating which doesn’t seem to go away and it’s accompanied by sudden weight loss or blood in the stool, there’s a big chance that you’re suffering from ovarian cancer. These signs may also indicate colon, bladder or kidney cancer.
If a mole on your skin changes its size, color or shape, you need to visit a doctor immediately.
Although it can be caused by alcohol, stress or a heavy meal, heartburn can also be caused by stomach, esophageal and ovarian cancer. Visit your doctor if it doesn’t go away after a couple of weeks.