Cancer Symptoms Women Shouldn’t Ignore

What is cancer?

Cancer is a name given to a collection of related diseases. The affected cells begin to divide uncontrollably spreading to the surrounding tissues.

Even though women’s bodies are always changing, some changes may signal cancers such as breast cancer. The crucial point is, you need to watch for abnormal change in your body. You can visit a doctor if you notice a peculiar change. Some of the symptoms to watch out for are:

Cancer symptoms in women

Chronic coughs

Numerous types of cancer can cause coughing that emulates common cold. Such cancers include leukemia and lung cancer. Pains caused by lung cancer usually extend to the shoulders.

Shortness of breath

A common sign of lung cancer. If you experience prolonged episodes of wheezing, that should be a red flag. You need to consult a doctor.

Pelvic or abdominal pain

Abdominal pain is commonly associated with ovarian cancer. This symptom often goes hand in hand with bloating. Leukemia is also a contributor to severe abdominal pain due to an enlarged spleen.

Feeling full

Another common symptom of ovarian cancer. Most women indicate that they usually have no desire to eat even though they have not eaten anything.

Rectal bleeding

It is a common symptom of colorectal cancer. Signs of blood in your stool should be enough to signal cancer. You should promptly visit your doctor.

Unexplained weight loss

This symptom signals colon cancer and other digestive cancers. It can also be a sign of liver cancer since the body is not able to get rid of waste. Therefore you always feel full.

A sore or swollen breast

A swollen or sore breast can indicate inflammation in your breast. You need to visit a doctor for thorough screening.

Unexplained nipple changes

This is an early sign of breast cancer. The nipple appears flattened, inverted or turned sideways.



Dr. Navdeep Kaur
Dr. Navdeep Kaur

Author Dr. Navdeep Kaur

SPECIALITIES: Women's Health Including Contraceptives And Hormone Management, Supervised Weight Loss, Management Of Medical Conditions, Preventive Care.