How To Detect Cancer At An Early Stage

By First Posted: Aug 12, 2012 Sun 2:29 PM Updated: Mar 1, 2014 Sat 6:07 PM
How To Detect Cancer At An Early Stage
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Incidence of cancer is on the rise all over the world. Unhealthy lifestyles and toxin-laden food are the two main reasons why thousands of our countrymen fall prey to this disease every year. Most of the people who suffer from cancer can be saved...if the disease is detected at the first stage. But if the cancer is detected at an advanced stage, it becomes very difficult to save the patient or even give him/her a few more years to live. Needless to say, early detection is the most important weapon in the fight against cancer.

 Detection of Cancer Simplified

There is no definite symptom that indicates cancer. Cancer can be detected only if you are careful and cautious about your health. There are 3 main aspects of detection.

Noticing changes in your health, symptoms and warnings that something is wrong.

  1. Going for medical exams and cancer screenings routinely. Ideally you should get a complete medical exam annually.

  2. - Using the available cancer detection tests annually if you think you are at risk.

The symptoms and warnings that you need to notice and bring to your doctor's attention are:

Weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite and general weakness.

  • Change in colour/size of moles on your body.

  • Unusual discharge or bleeding from any part of body.

  • Colds, coughs or fever that refuse to go away.

  • Difficulty in swallowing.

  • Regular incidence of indigestion, constipation or loose motions.

  • Appearance of lumps on any part of body.

  • Change in size or shape of breasts.

These may seem like normal health issues that people face, but if any of these persists then you need to inform your doctor and get yourself examined for cancer.















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