Second only to heart disease is cancer in India, which kills more people than any other disease. According to a study in Lancet Oncology, one of the world's oldest and most important medical journals, the trend in India has changed.
More women than men are at risk of cancer. It is the most common type of cancer, with breast cancer coming in second. Then cervical and ovarian cancer follow.
You can win the fight against cancer if you get it checked out early. Here are four things to look for in order to find cancer before it's too late.
To make sure your breasts don't change in a way that looks weird, check them often. Breast cancer can also be found by sudden nipple discharges and inversions, as well as redness and scaling. These are all signs of breast cancer. As soon as you notice these symptoms, go to a doctor who is well-known.
1: Bleeding that isn't the norm.
Are there any periods of bleeding that happen outside of when you usually have them? Right away, tell your gynecologist. People who have endometrial cancer are known to have symptoms like irregular bleeding, especially after they reach menopause.
Other signs of endometrial cancer include bleeding that is caused by sex and bloody vaginal discharge. Cervical cancer can also be found by bleeding that isn't normal.
2. The skin changes.
People who have melanoma usually have it on their legs. It often looks like black, wavy moles on your skin. New lesions and changes in the shape, size, or color of moles on your skin could be signs of melanoma. Make sure to check your skin on a regular basis.
3. Your Lymph Nodes swell.
Swelling of the lymph nodes is a sign of a lot of different types of cancer. You can use these nodes to get rid of toxic pollutants from your body, and they can grow when you get an infection.
There are, however, diseases that can make them grow. If you have swelling under your arms, neck, or groin, see your doctor. Then, especially if they don't go away after 3 or 4 weeks.
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