Understanding Cancer: 7 Warning Signs

Updated: February 08, 2015 18:11 IST

We take a look at some of the warning signs to help detect cancer at an early stage.

Understanding Cancer: 7 Warning Signs
Change in bowel movement: Any noticeable change in the colour, consistency, size, or shape of stool should not be ignored.
Understanding Cancer: 7 Warning Signs
Sores that don't heal: It is imperative to treat sores that don't seem to get better and/or feel bigger or more painful.
Understanding Cancer: 7 Warning Signs
Unusual bleeding in urine or stool, or an unknown discharge from any part of the body should be checked on priority.
Understanding Cancer: 7 Warning Signs
Thickening of lumps in breasts or scrotum: It is important not to ignore lumps in the breasts or scrotum discovered while self examining.
Understanding Cancer: 7 Warning Signs
Persistent indigestion: Consult a doctor in case of recurring indigestion.
Understanding Cancer: 7 Warning Signs
Difficulty in swallowing: Any pressure felt in the throat or chest which makes swallowing uncomfortable should be checked.
Understanding Cancer: 7 Warning Signs
Persistent cough and/or any change in voice should be looked at by a doctor.

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