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Signs of cancer in adults

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Many cancers are detected only after a person discovers an anomaly and alerts his or her doctor. Knowing your body and recognizing any abnormalities could help catch cancer at a very early stage, which can vastly improve your chances of survival. But what are the different signs of cancer?

First of all it is easy to dismiss or ignore signs. If you think something is wrong have it checked out.

Though some cancer may exhibit no symptoms at all, there are some signs that may indicate the presence of cancer.

Moles. Look for any abnormal moles or marks on the body. If previously apparent moles change shape or appearance, this could be a sign of skin cancer.

Lumps. Lumps may be benign, such as ingrown hairs or abscesses, or they could be cancerous tumors. If you notice a lump on an area of the body that is hard and inflexible, bring it to the attention of a doctor who might want to conduct a biopsy.

Nagging conditions. If a cough is lingering longer than it should, or you have a specific pain for quite some time, it could be indicative of cancer. Pain in the abdomen or stomach that does not go away may be indicative of a larger problem. It is safer to have things checked out early on than let symptoms go by without any action.

Unexplained bleeding. Bleeding from any bodily orifices could be a sign of a serious condition. Blood in the urine or feces could be cancer and warrants a doctor's checkup.

Sores. Sores that don't heal could be signs of skin cancer. Keep a close eye on sores that do not seem to get better with time or begin to hurt even more. Skin cancer is quite common, but can be treated when caught early on.

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