October 27, 2017, 22:45
It is extremely difficult to detect the first symptoms of oncology. Usually, a person seeks medical help when cancer cells have already spread throughout the body and it is almost impossible to stop the disease. This is especially true for people who do not regularly undergo medical examinations and go to doctors only in emergency cases.
However, American doctors have named several signs by which it is possible to determine the presence of cancer in the early stages of the disease. If a person has discovered at least one of the signs, you should immediately make an appointment with a doctor in order to undergo the necessary examination and stop the disease in time.
Many often feel tired due to overwork and too fast pace of life. But if a person is often sleepy, even if he is not overtired and well rested, this should alert and become a reason for contacting a doctor. Drowsiness and fatigue can be signs of leukemia, colon and stomach cancer.
2. Weight loss
If a person began to lose weight, but at the same time his lifestyle and diet did not change, this is an occasion to think about the cause of unexplained weight loss, which is one of the symptoms of cancer.
Another thing is if you planned to get rid of extra pounds and made some efforts to achieve the goal (diet, exercise). But if the weight goes away on its own, while the lifestyle has not changed, you need to see a doctor and find out the reason.
Weight loss can be a sign of pancreatic, stomach, esophageal, or lung cancer.
3. Increase in body temperature
Slightly elevated body temperature (from 37.6 to 38.2 C0)that does not go away is an important sign that something is wrong in the body. According to doctors, a constantly elevated body temperature may indicate that cancer cells have appeared in the body.
4. Pain symptoms
Symptoms of cancer of the throat, larynx, esophagus and tongue can be recognized by pain. If it hurts to swallow for a long time, there are discomfort in the throat area, hoarseness and sores on the lips or in the mouth that do not heal for a long time — do not hesitate with the examination and seek medical help in a timely manner to prevent the development of cancer.
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