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Deadly Cancer Signs Most Women Ignore

Cancer Signs Most Women Ignore

Frequent checkup to rule out cancer is not the only way to keep oneself safe.  You need to be on the lookout for any subtle or visible changes in the body. 


If it is odd and unexplainable, you should go in for checkup to rule out any form of cancer.  Here are 20-deadly cancer signs most women ignore.

Back and Lower Back Pain

Back and lower back pain can indicate other underlying health issues.  But at the same time, it can be a pointer to liver cancer as people with liver cancer always complain of severe back and lower back pain.  This is caused due to the tumor’s pressure on the ribs and chest.  It can also be breast cancer.  Going for a thorough checkup would be wise.


Changes in Nail

Be aware of fingernail changes.  Any variations could indicate an underlying cancer.  Pale and white nails can be an indicator of liver cancer, black or brown dot that of skin cancer, and any sudden visible changes in the nail texture could be liver cancer.  To rule out cancer, seeks doctor’s advice.

Swollen/Red Face

Swollen or red face is an indicator of lung tumors.  Patients with lung cancer have swollen/red face.  The fact is that lung tumors block the chest blood vessels and restrict blood flow to the face making it look swollen and red.  To rule out any type of lung cancer, a checkup at the doctor’s office is good.

Sore Skin Lumps

People with basal cell melanoma often show sore skin lumps and bleeds.  If you notice anything of this type, get it checked at the doctor’s office to rule out any malignant tumor.

Red/Swollen/Sore Breasts

A sure shot indicator of breast cancer.  But it could also indicate other not so severe underlying disease.  So, seek a doctor’s advice.

Nipple Changes

Nipple Changes

Along with red/swollen/sore breasts if there are any signs of nipple being inverted, flat, or lying sideways, it could indicate breast cancer.  Have it checked to rule out breast cancer.

Painful Period, Strange Period, or In Between Period with Spotting

Go in for a vaginal ultrasound as this could be indicating uterine cancer. 

Short Breath/Wheezing

Apart from indicating other not so severe cases, chronic wheezing and getting short of breath could be indicating an underlying lung cancer.  In any case, have it checked.

Chronic Cough and Chest Pain

Leukemia or lung cancer could be the underlying cause of a chronic cough and chronic chest pain accompanied by a pain that radiates down to the shoulder and arms.  If you have any of these symptoms, have it checked before it is too late.

fever woman

Fevers and Infections

Be aware of frequent fevers and infection.  It might be pointing to underlying leukemia.  The fevers and infections might be due to the infectious blood cells pulling down the body’s immunity.  Seek a doctor’s help if you have frequent bouts of fevers and infections.

Swollen Lymph nodes, neck, armpits, and Groin

Often swollen lymph nodes, neck, armpits, and groin can be a definite indicator of cancer.  But have it checked to see if it is something else. 

Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing could be for numerous reasons, for example tonsillitis.  But it can also be an indicator for throat/esophageal/lung cancer.  Go in for a checkup rule out any cancer.

Bleeding that doesn’t stop and Bruises

Go in for a checkup to rule out leukemia.  It could be due to the uncontrolled multiplication of leukemia cells outnumbering red blood cells and inhibiting oxygen transportation.

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Weakness and Fatigue

People with chronic complaints of weakness and fatigue need to get a thorough check-up.  Sometimes, it might be indicating an underlying cancer.   

Unexplained Bloating

Any unexplained abdominal bloating which is chronic by nature and has been there for a long period of time should be checked to rule out any form of cancer.

Low Appetite

Women with ovarian cancer complain of very low appetite.  If you have any chronic issues with low or no appetite, seek a doctor’s advice to rule out any ovarian cancer.

woman pelvic pain

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain can manifest due to several other underlying causes and ovarian cancer is one among them.   People with leukemia also complain of pelvic pain due to the enlargement of the spleen.  Seek a doctor’s advice to be on the safer road.

Bloody Stool or Rectal Bleeding

People with colorectal cancer have the above symptoms.  To rule out cancer, it is advisable to seek a doctor’s opinion if you find bloody stool or rectal bleeding.

Unexplained Weight Loss

Unexplained weight loss can be an indicator of cancers of the colon and other digestive organs.  If any cancer has spread to the liver, the weight loss could be due to the affected appetite and the body’s inability to eliminate toxins.  Have a thorough checkup to rule out any bad news.


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