Cancer is a very scary word to hear, and it’s especially scary to hear from a doctor when you’re in for a regular check up. While your life habits directly contribute to your rate of getting certain types of cancer, you may also have a genetic disposition to cancer, as well.
Avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol are two of the biggest ways you can skip over the cancer, and live a healthy life. The second best way to avoid cancer is to eat a lot of antioxidant rich foods and vegetables, as well as fruits.
But if you have any of these common signs of cancer, you may want to get an immediate screening:
Extreme and Long-Lasting Fatigue
Long-lasting fatigue that seems to go on all day long is one sign of cancer, whether it’s colon cancer or brain cancer. The cause for this extreme fatigue is not really known, but it’s most likely attributed to your white blood cells being on high alert 24/7 attacking the cancer cells that keep replicating.
Replicating cells never stop, which is why you get tumors. And when your white blood cells can’t handle the amount if cancer cells that keep getting stronger, it can wear your body out.
If you feel tired all the time and get great sleep and don’t have adrenal fatigue syndrome from drinking too much coffee, it could be smart to visit a doctor.
Headaches are another sign of cancer, especially brain cancer.
Due to the way the tumor in the brain pushes up against your brain stem, it causes pressure, and this pressure gives you severe and constant headaches.
You may not ever get relief from this symptom, even when taking painkillers, which is a good sign that you have a form of cancer.
You Haven’t Gone to the Bathroom in a Long Time
If you’re having trouble defecating, it could be a sign that your colon is clogged up with cancer cells. Colon cancer is very common in people who have diets rich in red meat and don’t eat enough vegetables.
It’s recommended that you get regular colonoscopys done to ensure that this doesn’t happen to you.
Anal Bleeding is Occurring
If your anus is bleeding regularly, it could be a sign that you bowel cancer. This is a bit different than colon cancer, as it’s at the latter half of your digestive system.
You may also experience pain when going to the bathroom, or you may feel like you still need to go even after you already went.
If you experience any of these symptoms, visit a doctor!