Common signs of cancer that most people ignore

Cancer is the fastest-spreading disease around the world that causes millions of deaths each year.

But most people with cancer learn about the disease very late because they ignore the symptoms of the disease.

Ignoring the symptoms of cancer has disastrous consequences.

So learn about the symptoms of cancer that most people ignore.

Changes in the Skin

A new sign in the skin or changes in texture, color or volume can be a sign of skin cancer. If there is a sudden abnormal change in the skin, then you should consult a doctor.


It is a very common disease, but when it is such that it is not recovering despite treatment, it can be a sign of cancer, especially if you are addicted to smoking. If you start coughing and bleeding, it can also be a sign of cancer.

Women who complain of flatulence and do not have any early remission should consult a doctor. This can be a symptom of ovarian cancer.

Problems with urination

Most men experience urinary problems with aging, such as excessive urination or weakening of the bladder. Many times this happens as a result of bladder cancer.

Bleeding in the stool

If blood is seen after going to the toilet, it is better to consult a doctor.

Bleeding in the stool can also be a sign of colon cancer, while if blood is seen in the urine, it can be a sign of kidney or bladder cancer. However, it can be decided by the doctor after the test.

Difficulty in swallowing

Sometimes it becomes difficult to swallow things due to acidity or cold in the chest, but if the condition does not improve with time, then the doctor should be consulted.

Difficulty swallowing things is considered a sign of throat cancer or esophageal cancer.

Mouth problems

Ranging from the smell of breath to blisters, most mouth problems are not very serious, but if white or red marks start appearing inside the mouth that do not heal for a few weeks, then a doctor should be consulted.

It can be a sign of mouth cancer, its other symptoms include lumps in the cheeks, difficulty in moving jaws and pain in the mouth.

If the body weight starts decreasing rapidly for no reason, then it is also a warning bell.

It can also be the first sign of pancreatic, gastrointestinal, esophageal, lung or other types of cancer.

If there is a fever that is not cured and the cause is not understood, then it can be a sign of blood cancer.

Heartburn or indigestion

Heartburn is quite common and is the result of diet or stress.

However, if there is a complaint of heartburn all the time, then you should consult a doctor and find out the reason because it can also be a sign of stomach cancer.


Several things can make people very tired. But sometimes fatigue is also the first symptom of some types of cancer.

Patients with blood, colon, and stomach cancer often experience a lot of fatigue, which does not end despite rest.

If you also experience fatigue all the time, you should consult a doctor.


Breast cancer is the most common type of breast cancer in women and therefore it is important to keep an eye on changes in the breast.

Note: This article is based on details published in medical journals, readers must also consult their physician in this regard.



4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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