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The ten early signs of cancer

The ten early signs of cancer

Recent studies have reported that nearly half of the population develops cancer, especially those over the age of 65. 

The Cancer Care Societies published a booklet that included some common signs of this serious disease.

The ten early signs of cancer

About half of people will develop cancer during their lifetime, according to a recent British study. 

In the early stages of the disease, cancer cells can be treated and often successfully eliminated. 

But the symptoms of cancer are not clear to many patients, and this increases the risk of the disease.

And whoever recognizes the first danger signs of the disease can treat it, eliminate it, and avoid its spread. 

A study issued by the British Center for Cancer Research, which was published in the "British Journal of Cancer", said that in 1970 the proportion of people with cancer in Britain was about a quarter of the population, but the proportion rose to a third in the nineties of the last century. 

In 2010, their percentage reached about half of the population, according to the German "Focus" website.

Even in Germany, results were published similar to the British study, as the Robert Koch Foundation stated that the incidence of cancer in Germany was 50.7 percent for men, while the rate for women was 42.8 percent.

Commenting on the study, Peter Sasini of Queen Mary University of London, who is the author of the British study, added that "60 percent of cancerous tumors were detected in people over the age of 65, and that the elderly one day develop cancer."

Despite this, there are many causes that a person may avoid, that increase the chances of developing cancer, such as smoking, alcoholic beverages, lack of movement, eating unhealthy food, and being overweight.

In a related context, Johannes Bruns, head of the German Cancer Society, said that "a person can detect abnormal changes in his body, and if something changes in his body, this indicates a disease, not necessarily cancer."

 "Uncommon changes that last for a long time in the human body, and that do not have clear reasons for their emergence, are warning signs. The person affected should see a doctor," Bruns added.

Dr. Bruns gave an example of this: "When the lymph nodes become inflamed, it is a sign of an infection. 

If this condition persists for 10 or 14 days, the patient must see a doctor directly," as quoted by the German "Focus" website.

The American Cancer Society, it indicated that there are seven signs that a person has cancer. These signs were presented in a booklet called "Warning". It included the following tags:


1. Change in bowel and bladder function:

Change in color and shape of stool. When diarrhea and constipation interchangeably. When blood comes out with urine or with stool.


2. Wounds that do not heal:

When wounds do not heal naturally, increase in size, become infected, cause pain, and blood comes out of them.


3. Abnormal bleeding or abnormal blood exit from the body:

When the genitals bleed with age, or when blood comes out of the stomach or fluid material from the breasts or male genitalia.


4. The emergence of strange nodes in the body:

When strange nodes arise in the chest or in the testicles, or swellings under any organ in the body.


5. Difficulty swallowing:

When a person has difficulty swallowing or something is standing in the neck or chest, or when feeling full without eating.


6. A change in the color of the birthmarks on the body or the color of the scars or in the mucous membrane:

When the color of the birthmarks changes and different colors appear in them, and when new and large birthmarks or moles (greater than five millimeters in diameter), especially those that emerge at least one millimeter above the skin.


7. Persistent cough:

A change in the pitch of the voice, a persistent cough, and blood coming out with the cough.

In addition to these seven signs from the American Cancer Society, three other signs may indicate a person has a disease or cancer, as mentioned by the German "Focus" website:


The three signs are:

8. Unspecified weight loss:

Scientists believe that unexplained weight loss is often linked to lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, bowel cancer, or esophageal cancer.


9. Bone pain:

It is often associated with bone cancer. As for back pain, it may be a sign of bowel or uterine cancer.


10. Intense itching:

The phenomenon of severe itching may be an indication of liver cancer. Redness in the chest area may indicate breast cancer.

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