Categories: Narayanahealth

Are you mindful of the signs of cancer?

Cancer is mainly is a group of diseases that involve abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. There are various kinds of cancers
and our entire body is prone to it. However, there are many signs that can help in identifying or even understanding that there is a risk.

Here are a few early warning signals of cancer :

  1. If there is any change in bowel or bladder habits.
  2. A sore that does not heal.
  3. If there is unusual bleeding or discharge from any natural opening in the body.
  4. If there is any thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere which may or may not be painful.
  5. Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing food should never be ignored.
  6. Please notice for any obvious change in a wart or mole in form of change in colour, size, number or if it starts bleeding.
  7. Any cough or hoarseness of voice which persists for more than 3 weeks.
  8. If you feel tired or have weight loss without any obvious reason.
  9. If there is disinterest in food or there is a loss of appetite.
  10. If you develop fever for no reason for more than 3 weeks.

If you observe any of these changes or developments you should immediately seek medical advice. Apart from this, a person can cut down the risk of cancer by half simply by making some small changes to his/her lifestyle.

  1. Quit smoking
  2. Avoid or limit alcohol
  3. Maintain a healthy weight
  4. Exercise regularly
  5. Be safe in the sun
  6. Eat smarter
  7. Take care of your hygiene

It is crucial not to ignore any of the above mentioned warning signals and get yourself screened regularly before you develop any of the symptoms. Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear and/or without hope.

The writer, Dr. Indu Bansal Agarwal, is a Director & Senior Consultant – Radiation Oncology at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in Gurugram .

Narayana Health

Published by
Narayana Health

Recent Posts

सर्वाइकल कैंसर या बच्चेदानी के मुंह का कैंसर

बच्चेदानी के मुंह का कैंसर महिलाओं में होने वाले कैंसर में दूसरे स्थान पर आता…

2 weeks ago

Cervical Cancer Screening

Regular cervical screening can prevent about seven or eight out of every 10 cervical cancers…

2 weeks ago

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: All you need to know

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Table of Content: What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Who gets ALS? What…

3 weeks ago

Brain Angiogram: Why Is It Done?

Brain angiogram, also known as a cerebral angiogram, is one of the common diagnostic tests…

3 weeks ago

All you need to know about Ataxia

Table of Content: What is Ataxia? Causes Symptoms Risk Factors & Complications How is it…

3 weeks ago

पोस्ट कोविड सिंड्रोम में तेजी से बढ़ रही पल्मोनरी फाइब्रोसिस और एम्बोलिज्म (खून के थक्के) की समस्या

जयपुर। कोरोना संक्रमण से ठीक होने के बाद भी फेफड़ों पर इसका असर लंबे समय…

3 weeks ago