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There is never a good time to mention the dreaded 'C' word, but I follow an interesting website called quora.com that recently published this answer to a question many of us have. "What are the early signs of Cancer?" Cancer is generally a slow growing disease which is why the older you get the more likely you are to live long enough to get it. If you're over 50 you need to be particularly vigilent for signs.
The American Cancer Society uses C-A-U-T-I-O-N to recognize the early signs of cancer:
Change in bowel or bladder habits
A sore that does not heal
Unusual bleeding or discharge
Thickening or lump in the breast, testicles, or elsewhere
Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
Obvious change in the size, color, shape, or thickness of a wart, mole, or mouth sore
Nagging cough or hoarseness
The following symptoms may also signal the presence of some types of cancer:
Unexplained loss of weight or loss of appetite
Chronic pain in bones or any other areas of the body
Persistent fatigue, nausea, or vomiting
Persistent low-grade fever, either constant or intermittent
This is one way I dont want to lose you as a reader.