Saturday, 15 April 2017

CAUTION - The Seven Warning Signs of Cancer

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The Seven Warning Signs of Cancer

There is never a good time to mention the dreaded 'C' word, but I follow an interesting website called 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:

Persistent headaches
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
Repeated infection

This is one way I dont want to lose you as a reader.