What Are the Warning Signs of Cancer?
Have You Been Experiencing Suspicious Changes in Your Body?
The earlier cancer is detected and treated, the higher the patient’s chances of survival. That is why it’s critical to know the common warning signs of cancer.
While screening is the best way to detect the presence of cancer before the symptoms manifest, you can also be alerted to early warning signs of the disease by paying attention to any changes in your body. Some symptoms develop early in the course of cancer, requiring you to consult your doctor right away. Others appear only after cancer has progressed.
If you’ve been experiencing suspicious changes in your body for several weeks now, don’t hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider.
Some symptoms are general, which means that they’re just vague changes that can’t pinpoint a particular type of cancer. Nevertheless, they can help direct doctors to perform lab tests and physical examinations that are necessary to confirm or exclude a diagnosis.
Breast Cancer Car Donations has compiled the following warning signs of this life-threatening disease:
- Chronic coughing
Coughing, especially dry coughing, persistently for more than two weeks may indicate lung cancer.
- Frequent fevers or infections
If you have a fever that’s been going on for over a week, or if you have continuous multiple infections, your immune system might be rendered more susceptible to leukemia or lymphoma.
- Persistent fatigue
A sudden change in your energy level, despite you getting decent sleep regularly, might suggest lymphoma or leukemia.
- Persistent pain
Lasting pain anywhere in your body without any apparent cause and one that doesn’t respond to standard treatments needs to be evaluated.
- Unusual lumps
A lump or mass that doesn’t seem to go away needs to be checked. Although lymph nodes usually swell when you have a cold, continuous swelling of these nodes is a warning sign of cancer.
- Sudden weight loss
If you’ve lost some pounds without even trying to, or you’re noticing a loss of appetite for no apparent reason, you might have cancer that has already spread in your body.
- Abnormal periods or pelvic pain
It’s normal for women to have irregular periods or experience menstrual cramps. However, changes in your cycle or persistent pain in your pelvic may imply uterine, ovarian, or cervical cancer.
While all of us may bloat from time to time, bloating for more than two weeks should be a red flag, as it can be a sign of ovarian cancer and various gastrointestinal cancers.
- Excessive bruising
If bruises suddenly appear on different parts of your skin that haven’t been bumped or struck by an object, you must visit your doctor as soon as you can. Such unusual bruises might indicate a type of blood cancer.
- Oral changes
Painful areas in the mouth, or the presence of lesions or sores, might be signs of oral cancer. These signs may show up in people who drink or smoke heavily.
- Difficulty swallowing
Having trouble swallowing or feeling as if there’s food stuck in your throat for two weeks or more might be a sign of lung, stomach, or throat cancer.
- Skin changes
Any changes in a birthmark or mole must be evaluated by a health care provider. Refer to this simple ABCDE mnemonic:
- Both sides of the mark or mole vary from each other.
- The edges appear blurred or irregular.
- The colors are varied or inconsistent.
- The mark or mole has a size that’s bigger than a pencil eraser.
- This is any mole that grows, bleeds, or changes over time.
- Changes in bathroom habits
If you’re experiencing significant changes in bodily functions, there’s a chance that you might have bladder or prostate cancer, among other cancer types. These symptoms include frequent urination, blood in your urine, persistent diarrhea or constipation, red or black blood in your stool, or tarry stools.
- Breast abnormalities
Unusual changes in your breast that might indicate breast cancer include dimpling, discoloring, swelling, and a new lump. Nipple discharge and redness or flaky skin in the nipple area are also warning signs of cancer.
You Can Help Save the Lives of Needy Breast Cancer Patients
If you care for the indigent women in your local area who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you can reach out to them with ease by simply donating any vehicle you can spare to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations. We’ll transform your donation into a powerful life-saving tool for them.
Our team will auction off your donated auto and use the proceeds to support our breast cancer-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits use the funding we give them to provide uninsured and destitute breast cancer patients with easy access to top medical centers as well as financial assistance to cover the costs of their treatments, doctor consultations, hospital fees, medications, and other essential health care services they need. They also provide free breast cancer screening and prevention and education services to anybody who needs them.
Making a vehicle donation to us is the simplest and most convenient way to dispose of an unwanted car. You can make your donation in the comfort of your home with just a short phone call to us.
In exchange for your contribution, we’ll mail to you your 100% tax-deductible sales receipt after your car gets sold. With this receipt, you can claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
We’ll also haul off your unwanted vehicle for free at a date, time, and place of your convenience. You can avail yourself of this service anywhere in the country.
However, the best reward you’ll get is not a material thing. It’s the joy and satisfaction you’ll experience, knowing that your donation will be used to help save lives.
We accept nearly all types of vehicles, including those that are no longer in good condition.
Visit our FAQs page to learn more about our donation program. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069. You may also message us here.
Be a Giver of Hope Today!
Your car donation will bring hope to the suffering breast cancer patients in your community. Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form now!