We seem to be gradually neglecting our health due to busyness. Complications like cancer are on the rise, along with other diseases. It was once seen that the risk of cancer increases with age, but now many complex diseases are occurring at any age. Like other countries of the world, the number of cancer patients is increasing at an abnormal rate in Bangladesh. If everyone keeps themselves aware, knows about the causes and cures of cancer, is encouraged to detect the disease at the initial stage, and if there is no treatment from the right health center at the right time, then its severity will be reduced to a great extent.
If any wound on the body does not heal, abnormal bleeding, abnormal urine or stool discharge, change in breast structure, difficulty in swallowing, gradual weight loss and loss of appetite, hoarseness in the throat, cough, unexplained fatigue, often feeling feverish, etc., consult a doctor immediately. Because to be sure. Dr. wrote the details. Md. Farooq Hossain
One of the symptoms of cancer is weight loss. If you suddenly lose a lot of weight, the possibility of cancer cannot be ruled out at once. Cancer cells use up the body’s normal energy, which can cause weight loss. In addition to cancer, an overactive thyroid gland can cause weight loss. So there is no need to panic about cancer if you lose weight suddenly. You have to be aware of this.
Bloating or bloating during menstruation in women is also a symptom of ovarian or ovarian cancer. But not in all cases. CT scan and blood tests may be needed to make an accurate diagnosis.
Redness and thickening of the skin over the breast can be a symptom of inflammatory breast cancer in women. Breast lumps or lumps often appear during periods and go away. If a new lump or lump does not go away after a month but is growing slowly, it should be checked by a doctor without delay. Also, bleeding in underwear before period is seen as an early symptom of endometrial cancer in case of spotting. Bleeding from the digestive tract can be a sign of colorectal cancer.
If moles or warts on the body change in irregular shape or color or the skin on both sides is not the same, then it should be considered as an early sign of skin cancer. Apart from these, other skin changes may be seen. Skin pigmentation or changes in normal color, bleeding, excessive scaling ie the epidermis or outer layer may be damaged or destroyed. Melanoma is a skin cancer that can take on a dangerous form. In these cases, a doctor’s advice should be taken quickly.
Difficulty swallowing can be a symptom of gastrointestinal tract cancer; Such as esophageal cancer. If you have persistent difficulty swallowing, you should seek medical advice immediately.
Bleeding in the stool is the main symptom of piles. It can also be a symptom of colon cancer. In this case, your doctor may order a colonoscopy. Blood in urine in women can also be due to menstrual blood, which is often not understood. But it can be caused by bladder or kidney cancer. So be aware of these things at least.
Coughing up blood can be caused by bronchitis, tuberculosis, or even lung cancer if you are unlucky.
When abdominal pain is associated with depression or anxiety, it may be a sign of pancreatic cancer.
When indigestion occurs without an identifiable cause, such as fatty foods, pregnancy must be considered. Unexplained and persistent indigestion can be a symptom of esophageal, stomach, or throat cancer.
White patches or spots on the inside of the mouth or white spots on the tongue can be a sign of a precancerous condition such as leukoplakia or other causes. Leukoplakia can lead to oral cancer.
Unexplained pain can be a symptom of cancer. Most of the time it is not cancer. But if the pain is persistent and there is no known reason for the pain, then it is necessary to investigate the cause of the pain.
An enlarged lymph node or lymph node or a lump or lump in the lymph node under the armpit can be a sign of cancer. It can be due to infection or it can also be caused by cancer.
A fever can be a sign of cancer when it is unexplained, apart from a fever caused by a cold or a virus. Fever can be an early symptom of some blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma. A fever can also occur when a cancer spreads from its original site to other parts of the body, medically known as metastasis. If you have an unexplained fever, a chest X-ray, CT scan or MRI may be needed. A blood test is also required.
Fatigue can be a symptom of many ailments. But sometimes fatigue can be a symptom of certain cancers, such as leukemia or some cancers of the colon and stomach.
If you don’t have a cold, allergies, or the flu, but have a persistent cough that lasts three to four weeks, it can be a sign of lung and airway disease, including cancer.
The above symptoms must be taken seriously. Symptoms may not always be cancerous but may be associated with some systemic disease. So it is very important to consult the concerned doctor at the beginning of the symptoms. Remember, if cancer is detected in the early stages, it is possible to cure the patient 100%.
Do people ignore cancer symptoms?
Worldwide, cancer is one of the leading causes of death, but a new study reported in PLoS One has found that most people ignore cancer warning signs, attributing them to symptoms of less serious illnesses.
How long can you have symptoms of cancer without knowing?
If you’re wondering how long you can have cancer without knowing it, there’s no straight answer. Some cancers can be present for months or years before they’re detected. Some commonly undetected cancers are slow-growing conditions, which gives doctors a better chance at successful treatment.
Do cancer symptoms come and go or are they constant?
If some health condition tends to come and go every now and then, it’s unlikely to be cancer. Cancer tends to show a constant set of symptoms that worsen over time, with a couple of new symptoms added over time. However there are a few exceptions to this.
Can you have cancer all over and not know?
Sometimes, a cancer diagnosis comes out of the blue, with no symptoms at all. But more often, there are various symptoms that may be warning signs of the disease.
Can your body fight cancer on its own?
It’s when the immune system is overwhelmed by a tumor that it fails to identify and respond to the threat.” Indeed, it is possible, even likely, that your immune system may regularly fight off cancer or pre-cancer on a regular basis without you even knowing it.
What happens if you let cancer go untreated?
For some people, the cancer can’t be controlled anymore and spreads to healthy tissues and organs. Cancer cells take up the needed space and nutrients that the healthy organs would use. As a result, the healthy organs can no longer function. For other people, complications from treatment can cause death.
Author: Dentist & Surgeon, Impress Oral Care, Varnamala, Sadak, Ibrahimpur, Dhaka.
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