Think You May Have Cancer? Some Warning Signs You Should Watch Out For

There are so many different types of cancers that it can be difficult to know what symptoms you need to watch out for. However, there are some general signs of cancer that you may experience in the beginning stages.  Below are some of these signs that you need to watch out for.

Persistent Nausea, Fatigue and Vomiting

If you start feeling tired most of the time and vomiting, you may think you have the flu or a stomach virus. If this is the case, the symptoms will only last a short time. If these symptoms linger longer than they should or you start feeling even worse, you need to visit your doctor, who will likely do some tests, including testing you for different types of cancers.

Losing Weight

If you notice a drop in your weight of more than a few pounds, and you are not even trying to lose weight, this is another sign. For example, this may happen with cancers like in the pancreas and stomach.

Unusual Discharge or Bleeding

Another common sign of cancer is bleeding or discharge from the affected area. For example, if you have discharge and/or bleeding coming from a mole, this is a sign of skin cancer. If you have breast cancer, you may notice a discharge coming out of your nipples, and there may be blood in your urine.

Feel Chronic Pain

Another sign is feeling pain in your body that does not go away. Even though you may think you have a pulled muscle or the pain is due to other reasons, cancer could still be the cause. This is especially true if you are experiencing pain in a certain part of your body all the time. For example, if you have pain in your chest, you may have lung cancer.

Tests and Procedures

There are many different tests and procedures the doctor will give you if they suspect you have cancer. They may take a biopsy, bone scan, MRI of the breast, and colonoscopy. Another type of procedure is using a high intensity focused ultrasound, which is a procedure that applies energy and high heat to kill the damaged or diseased tissue of some types of cancers, such as pancreatic, kidney, and liver.

The above symptoms could be due to a variety of different things other than cancer.  It is worth getting them checked out, however, because finding cancer early can increase your chances of surviving. For more information, contact a company like International HIFU