Cancer Health

7 Frequently Ignored Cancer Symptoms

The best cancer treatment is to detect early by the cancer itself. So the earlier the cancer is detected, the greater the possibility of success for treatment.

One of the efforts to detect cancer early is to recognize the early symptoms of cancer. But the thing is, many of the early symptoms of cancer turn out to be disguised with ordinary diseases. Then it’s time to be more observant on your body if the following signs appear.

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Although not all lumps lead to malignancy or cancer, but if you find a lump suddenly appeared in an area of ​​your body, you should immediately consult a doctor. Especially if the lump enlarges quickly, not demarcated, can not be moved or painful.

Cough / hoarseness

Yes indeed it is now the rainy season and coughs and flu strikes everywhere. But be careful because a chronic cough accompanied by hoarseness can be one of the symptoms of cancer of the larynx, lung or lymph nodes. If you experience symptoms that you feel are unusual and do not go away with the medication you are used to taking, you should immediately see a doctor.

Changes in defecation

Changes in bowel movements can vary, can be difficult to defecate, diarrhea, bloody bowel movements and so forth. Changes in the frequency, amount and consistency of faeces are usually influenced by what we consume or the drugs that are being consumed. But if it happens often and repeatedly, be aware that it could be a symptom of colon cancer.

Changes in urination

Urinary tract infections are common, especially in women. Pain during urination, blood in the urine, or when urinating is not possible can be a symptom of urinary tract infection. But besides urinary tract infections, these symptoms can be a sign of cancer in the bladder, kidney or prostate.


Pain is one of the signals sent by the body when there are problems in the body. Depending on its location, pain can be caused by various things. Starting from infection to malignancy. Based on the American Cancer Society the pain experienced by cancer patients is generally not specific and usually spreads.

Weight loss

The American Cancer Society says sudden, drastic weight loss can be an early symptom of cancer. Starting from pancreatic cancer, stomach, lung to the esophagus.


A cough accompanied by blood can be a symptom of lung cancer. Bloody bowel movements can be a symptom of colon cancer. While bleeding from the vagina can be a sign of cervical cancer. “Unusual” bleeding can occur in cancer or malignancy although it is not always a symptom of cancer.