Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases a woman can encounter in her lifetime. As such, there is an ever-increasing need to educate ourselves on how this silent killer manifests so that we can seek help.
Women are encouraged to take pap smear at least one a year to detect early signs of Cervical Cancer. Unfortunately the procedure of detection and treatment of cancer is very expensive. Most times, suffers are left with huge financial implications in the course of treating themselves and it can also lead to death.
Symptoms are our body’s way of telling us something is wrong and when it comes to Cancer, the more we pay attention to the minutest detail, the better.
There are always warning signs when the body has detected a cancerous growth, here are 7 you should never overlook.
1. Change in bowel or bladder habit
A change in your bowel or bladder movement habits is one of the indicators that you might need to be checked. Although a change can occur when you change your diet, when you persistently feel you need to relieve yourself even after doing so, then you need to see your doctor as soon as possible.
2. A sore that does not heal
Sores generally should heal within a short time,but when you notice one that has refused to go away, then there may be more to it. If you notice a non-healing sore in your mouth or a persistent red or white patch on your tongue, gum or tonsils, you need to be concerned.