A tiny lump, or a change in the appearance of skin moles may seem harmless to most of us. But they are not.
Most of these signs are warning bells for cancer. Read on to know about them.
1. Unexplained and lingering pain.
Unexplained pain in any part of the body should not be ignored. Though some types of pain come and go at will, others persist. For example, pain in the abdomen region may signal ovarian cancer, a persistent pain in the chest could mean lung cancer and so on.
2. Persistent cough or hoarseness that doesn't get better with time.
Though allergies cause cough and cold, a persistent cough is a warning signal. You may find it strange but even non-smokers are susceptible to lung, throat and larynx cancer. Therese Bartholomew Bevers, MD of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, US, says, "Most coughs are not cancer, but a persistent cough needs to be evaluated because it can be a symptom of lung cancer."