Skin changes can be a sign of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. If you have sores in your mouth that won’t go away, this could mean you have oral cancer, particularly if you use chewing tobacco or smoke. Women should also monitor their vulvas for lesions. Non-healing lesions could mean vulva cancer or melanoma, which are both very aggressive cancers.
Keep an eye on your skin’s changes, because this may one of the symptoms of cancer. According to doctors at the American Academy of Dermatology, other skin changes that may indicate cancer can be rashes and thicker-than-normal cuticles on the nails.
#24 Testicular Swelling
If men experience swelling, pain or lumps in the testicles, it’s a sign of testicular cancer. A heaviness or dull ache in the testicles should not be ignored, because the cancer causes some areas to grow and some to shrink.
Testicular cancer is common in men but also very treatable, so see your doctor right away if you experience these symptoms of testicular cancer. Other symptoms of cancer of the testicles include fatigue, lower back pain, and weight loss.
#23 Thinning Hair
Gradual balding or hair loss is genetic and generally not a cause for concern. However, when your hair thins rapidly or the hair loss is sudden, you could have an underlying medical condition.
Hormone levels can affect your hair, and since hormones are controlled by the thyroid gland, you could have a thyroid disease. Men and women may experience this cancer symptom, so you need to be vigilant about your health.
#22 Persistent Sadness
Everyone experiences sad times, sometimes not connected to any specific event. However, if you have persistent sadness that lasts for more than two weeks, you could have an emotional problem.
If you have recently given birth, you may have postpartum depression. If you are simply struggling with anxiety and sadness and the feelings don’t go away, a doctor may also diagnose you with a mental health disease.
#21 Coughing Up Blood
When you cough up blood, this is a sign that there may be a serious problem with your lungs. You can’t ignore this serious symptom, as it may be a sign of lung cancer, and you will need to get it checked out immediately.
Even if you have not experienced a persistent cough, seeing a doctor is important because you need to rule out whether you have have lung cancer or another lung disorder. If your doctor suspects you have a serious issue, they will order an X-ray to examine why you may be coughing up blood.