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What are the early signs of cancer?

QuestionsCategory: cancerWhat are the early signs of cancer?
Eshaan asked 7 months ago
What are the early signs of cancer?

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Dr. Bommu Venkateshwara Reddy Staff answered 6 months ago
Cancer personifies in various ways, and understanding its signs and symptoms is vital for early detection and treatment. At Punarjan Ayurveda Hospital, we emphasize the importance of recognizing these indicators, as they are the body’s way of signalling an underlying issue, be it an injury, illness, or disease.  

Differentiating Signs and Symptoms

  • Signs: Others can see or measure observable indicators like fever or bleeding.
  • Symptoms: Personal sensations such as pain or fatigue are felt and noticed by the individual experiencing them.

How Cancer Causes Signs and Symptoms

  • Direct Impact: Cancer can grow into or exert pressure on nearby organs, blood vessels, and nerves, leading to various signs and symptoms.
  • Systemic Effects: Cancer may cause systemic symptoms like fever, fatigue, or weight loss. This occurs as cancer cells consume a significant portion of the body’s energy, alter energy production, or trigger immune responses.

General Signs and Symptoms of Cancer

  While many signs and symptoms might not be due to cancer, persistent or worsening situations should prompt a visit to a doctor. Here are some familiar signs and symptoms that might be linked to cancer:  
  1. Fatigue: Persistent tiredness not alleviated by rest.
  1. Weight Fluctuations: More than ten pounds unexplained weight loss or gain.
  1. Eating Difficulties: No appetite, difficulties swallowing, belly ache, feeling sick, and throwing up.
  1. Swelling or Lumps: Noticeable lumps or swelling anywhere in the body.
  1. Breast Changes: Thickening or lumps in the breast or elsewhere.
  1. Persistent Pain: Unexplained pain that doesn’t subside or worsens.
  1. Skin Changes: New or changing moles, non-healing sores, or jaundice.
  1. Respiratory Changes: Persistent cough or hoarseness.
  1. Unusual Bleeding or Bruising: Without any known cause.
  1. Bowel or Bladder Changes: Persistent changes in bowel habits or urinary patterns.
  1. Fever or Night Sweats: Persistent or recurrent.
  1. Headaches: Persistent, especially if unusual in pattern.
  1. Vision or Hearing Changes: Sudden or gradual changes.
  1. Oral Changes: Sores, bleeding, pain, or numbness in the mouth.

The Importance of Early Detection

  Punarjan Ayurveda Hospital advocates for regular health check-ups and cancer screenings, even for those without symptoms. This proactive approach aligns with guidelines for early cancer detection, aiming to identify cancer at its most treatable stages.  

When to Seek Medical Attention

  Changes that will last for a long time and become hard are things that should be consulted with a doctor. However, they might not always point to cancer; therefore, it is essential to identify and address the specific cause for your health’s sake.  


  It is important to learn how one can identify cancer signs that will help with early detection for successful treatment. We urge people to pay attention to their state of health and consult a physician in case their well-being deteriorates. Early intervention greatly improves treatment outcomes and well-being in general.

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