One of the first symptoms of possible cancer occurs in the hands, according to British experts in medicine.
If signs are seen on time, the disease could be defeated successfully.
According to doctors, hands of people with malignant diseases are harsh and often have swellings and thickening.
The changes can be seen, but they are not very noticeable.
“It is necessary to understand these signs seriously, because they point to some changes in our body”, experts advise.
Other Cancer Symptoms
Shortness of breath or wheezing: This is among the very first signs of lung cancer. Most patients suffering from lung cancer notice shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, or wheezing. Unfortunately, this sign is frequently misdiagnosed as an indication of asthma, even in the cases that involve lung cancer.
Chronic cough or chest pain
Several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung cancer may cause symptoms that are similar to cough or bronchitis. One way to recognize the difference: the problem persists or disappears and comes back again in a repeating cycle.
Frequent fevers or infections
Can usually indicate cancer of the blood cells and leukemia. Leukemia makes the body produce abnormal white blood cells, leading to the healthy white blood cells’ inabilities to fight against infections. Leukemia is often diagnosed in adults only after patients complain of frequent fevers and flu-like symptoms. On the other hand, cancer of the blood cells usually begins in the bone marrow.
Difficulty in swallowing
Most often is associated with cancer of the esophagus or throats, difficulty in swallowing are often one of the first symptoms of lung cancer.
Lumps in the armpit, neck, or groin
Enlarged lymph nodes are a sign of alterations in the human lymphatic system, a common symptom of cancer. For instance, enlarged lymph nodes or a lump in the armpits is at times an indication of breast cancer. A painless lump in the armpit, groin, or neck is almost always an early sign of leukemia.
Excessive bruising or bleeding that will not stop
This symptom can be an indicator of abnormal activity of platelets and red blood cells, which can be a sign of leukemia. Bruising on the “strange” areas (fingers and hands), and red spots on the face, neck and chest is another symptom that should not be ignored.
Abdominal or pelvic pains
Pelvic pains can mean several things on their own. They are a common indication of polycystic ovary syndrome as well as other reproductive tract disorders. In most cases, these symptoms lead to cancer.
Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
One of the first symptoms of colon cancer or rectal bleeding is blood in the stool. Patients often confuse him with hemorrhoids. If you notice these symptoms, immediately seek for a doctor’s advice.
Unexplained loss of weight
Losing weight without alteration in your diet or lifestyle is often an early indication of colon cancer and several other digestive diseases. It can also be an indication of cancerous infections capable of affecting both your appetite and your body’s ability to remove waste after spreading to the liver.
Unexplained changes on the nails may be a symptom of various types of cancer. Brown or black lines or dots under the nail can indicate skin cancer. Pale or white nails can be a sign that the liver is not functioning properly; it can be a sign of liver cancer.
Most of the cancer symptoms can easily be confused as indications of several other medical complications. As such and as evidenced by the signs listed above, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention once you notice any of these symptoms. Only further testing conducted by professionals can confirm whether or not you have cancer.