The early signs of cancer

David2010 By David2010, 19th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Cancer has claimed numerous lives of our loved ones- what hurts even more is that it could have been treated if it was discovered early enough!

The early symptoms of cancer

The unstated way of life for any surviving human being is to solve the problem at hand before it becomes an unsolvable reality. This is also the best way when it comes to finding out the signs and early symptoms of cancer before they become too hard to get rid of.

The best part to eliminating cancer is that there are some centers for cancer treatment that offers screening process that aid in assessing any cancer symptoms. It is also important to get regular doctor checkups in order for one to be aware on time of any symptoms of cancer. Here are some of the major cancer symptoms that we should be ware of:

If you have any fresh growths or even sores that are taking too long to heal should be checked by your doctor. Some indicators that the sores might be cancerous are if they keep changing in color or sizes.

Rectum and the Colon

Any person who is above the age of 50 years is at a greater risk of getting colon or rectum cancer. This is why it is advisable to get regular fecal blood tests at least once a year. A major indicator of colon cancer is blood on the stool. When undergoing a rectum exam, the doctor will be checking for any irregular sensations or bumps in the rectum. A sigmoidoscopy check up after every 3 to 5 years for any person above 50 years will help in eliminating colon and rectum cancer on time.


Breast cancer is one of the cancers that can be eliminated as long as it has been detected early enough. It is advisable for woman to know how to do a self examination so as to be able to detect any breast modifications, any changes in the color of the skin or dimples. All this is done by using your fingers. A mammogram test is also helpful when it comes to detecting breast cancer.

We all know that prevention is better than cure and this is the same case when it comes to diagnosing and treating cancer on time. These are some of the early signs of cancer.


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An educator--teacher, guidance counselor, principal, father to be soon, avid water skier, loves to travel. My articles will mainly focus on travel and lifestyle.

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