Cancer Early Detection: When To Go For A Check Up

Here’s a list of all the symptoms of different types of cancer you should look out for. In case, you notice any of these, consult a doctor right away.

Cervical Cancer

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding in post-menopausal women
  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal discharge with a strong odor
  • Vaginal discharge tinged with blood
  • Pelvic pain

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

  • Lump in your breast or underarm
  • Swelling in the armpit, collarbone, or breast
  • Pain or tenderness in your  breast
  • A flat or indented area on your breast
  • Change in size, colour, texture or temperature of your breast
  • Your nipple pulling inward, getting dimpled or burnt
  • Nipple discharge
  • A marble-like area under the skin

Bladder Cancer

  • Blood in urine (hematuria)
  • Painful urination
  • Pelvic pain
  • Back pain
  • Frequent urination

Colon and Rectal Cancer

  • A persistent change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
  • A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss

Kidney Cancer

  • Blood in your urine, which may appear pink, red or cola coloured
  • Pain in your back or side that doesn’t go away
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Fever, which usually comes and goes (intermittent)

Leukemia

Leukemia

  • Fever or chills
  • Persistent fatigue, weakness
  • Frequent or severe infections
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae)
  • Excessive sweating, especially at night
  • Bone pain or tenderness

Liver Cancer

  • Losing weight without trying
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • General weakness and fatigue
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Yellow discoloration of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
  • White, chalky stools

Lung Cancer

  • A cough that does not go away or gets worse
  • Coughing up blood or rust-coloured sputum (spit or phlegm)
  • Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing
  • Hoarseness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that don’t go away or keep coming back
  • New onset of wheezing

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Prostate Cancer

  • Frequent urination
  • Weak or interrupted urine flow or the need to strain to empty the bladder
  • The urge to urinate frequently at night
  • Blood in the urine
  • Blood in the seminal fluid
  • New onset of erectile dysfunction
  • Pain or burning during urination, which is much less common
  • Discomfort or pain when sitting, caused by an enlarged prostate

Thyroid Cancer

  • A lump in the front of the neck, near the Adam’s apple
  • Hoarseness
  • Swollen glands in the neck
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pain in the throat or neck
  • A cough that persists and is not caused by a cold

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