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Nine Deadly Cancer Symptoms Most Women Ignore

Routine tests are not that efficient when it comes to preventing cancer. Learn how to listen to your body. Notice every change, every sign that may indicate that something is wrong. Here are nine important signs that women often overlook.

Unusually heavy and painful periods, or bleeding between periods. This is an early sign of endometrial or uterine cancer. Schedule a transvaginal ultrasound if your periods are heavier than usual.

Wheezing and shortness of breath. Patients diagnosed with lung cancer say that this is the first symptom they remember is being unable to catch a breath.

Chronic cough and chest pain. Leukemia, lung tumors and other types of cancer sometimes cause symptoms that resemble a severe cough or bronchitis. Patients with lung cancer say that their chest pain had sometimes extended up to their shoulder or down their arm.

Frequent fever and infection. These may indicate leukemia, a kind of cancer that attacks blood cells and develops in the bone marrow. The marrow produces abnormal white blood cells and affects the body’s ability to fight infections.

Difficulty swallowing. It may be a symptom of esophageal or throat cancer. In some cases, it is considered as an early symptom of lung cancer.

Swollen lymph nodes or lumps on the neck, underarm or groin. These may be a sign of changes in the lymphatic system, which can oftentimes be a symptom of cancer.

Pelvic and abdominal pain. Pain and cramps in the abdomen, in combination with bloating, may indicate ovarian cancer. Leukemia also causes abdominal pain, which occurs as a result of the enlarged spleen.

Rectal bleeding or bloody stool. This is a common symptom of colorectal cancer. Consult your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, and schedule a colonoscopy as soon as possible.

Unexplained weight loss. Sudden and unexplained weight loss is an early symptom of colon and similar digestive cancers. It may also indicate a cancer that has metastasized to the liver, which decreases appetite and affects body’s ability to eliminate waste

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