13 Cancer Symptoms No women should ever Ignore

Cancer Symptoms No women should ever Ignore

Changes are frequent in the body. From infancy to adolescence to motherhood to old age women body goes through a lot of changes. But some changes may indicate severe illness or cancer. Cancer may take your life. It is a disease that gradually and slowly creeps an infects all the body organs with unhealthy cancerous cells.

Cancer Symptoms No women should ever Ignore

Cancer Symptoms No women should ever Ignore

But if detected during early stage cancer can be treated. You need to pay attention to the changes in your body and must be able to distinguish early symptoms of cancer to take necessary measures at a time.

13 Cancer Symptoms A Women Should Not Ignore

1.Patches in mouth-

Smoking causes cancer. If you are a chain smoker, you need to examine your lips and mouths. Red and fiery or white patches inside your mouth or on lips may be a symptom of oral cancer. In case you spot these symptoms better consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and effective treatment.

Patches in mouth

Patches in mouth


Bloating is very common and natural. But if bloating does not disappear after two weeks of controlling your diet, and regular exercise it may be an indication of some severe disease. In case bloating accompanies rapid weight loss or bleeding better consult your doctor fast. Persistent bloating may indicate ovarian cancer. To rule out the diagnosis, your doctor will perform several tests, ultrasound, blood test and pelvic exam.

3.Skin Changes-

New spots or moles on your skin that changes its shape, colour and size is one of the symptoms of skin cancer. Do not waste your time, see a doctor and get examined.

Skin Changes

Skin Changes

4.Spotting Between menstrual Cycle-

If you are getting periods on time but also experiencing spotting in mid of your cycle get alert. Bleeding despite the menstrual cycle is a big concern. It may be a symptom of endometrial cancer.Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that affects the uterus lining. Even if it’s not cancer bleeding in between periods is not normal and may be a symptom of some other disease so do not ignore it.

5.Swallowing Issues-

Are you experiencing swallowing issues?Well, it is a common symptom of acid reflex and may disappear with over the counter medicines. But if this becomes a repeatedly occurring problem accompanied by vomiting and weight loss you need to get examined for throat and stomach cancer.

Swallowing Issues

Swallowing Issues

6.Bloody stool or bloody urine-

Hemorrhoids cause bloody stool, but it may also be a symptom of colon cancer. If you see blood in urine, it may be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer.


A busy and hectic schedule leaves you exhausted and tired at the end of the day. But if you are experiencing bouts of fatigue all over the day for an extended period,there is something wrong. Your doctor will inquire your the complete medical history and also blood tests will be done.

8.Breast changes-

Do not worry, not all the lumpiness your breast is a sign of cancer. Still, if you detect any painless lump in your breast that does not goes its own naturally get yourself examined. Other early signs of breast cancer are discharged from your nipple, the inward turning of the nipples, dimple or puckered skin on the breast,redness and severe scaling.

9.Lymph Node Changes-

Lymph nodes are bean-like glands that are located all over your body. Changes in lymph nodes are caused mostly due to infections. However certain cancers like leukemia or lymphoma make changes in lymph glands and cause them to swell abnormally. Lymph node swelling for more than a month should be taken seriously,and you need to see your doctor.

Lymph Node Changes

Lymph Node Changes

10. Unexplainable Weight Loss-

Losing fat without any reason is an alarming sign. If you have lost more than 10 pounds in a day without making any changes in your exercise and diet regimen, weight loss can be an indication of severe diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

11.Persistent Pain-

Persistent pain can be a symptom of specific cancers such as bone cancer and brain cancer. However, most of the cancer does not trigger any pain. But if you have persistent pain for more than a month, a screening test should be done.


Fever with no apparent reason that persists for more than a few weeks to a month can be a symptom of leukemia or blood cancer.

13.A cough-

Commonly cough disappears over 3-4 weeks. If it lasts for more than a month along with shortness of breath, it indicates that there is something wrong with your lungs. A prolonged cough is a common symptom of lung cancer. If you spot blood in a cough, do not delay and consult a physician. Lung cancer is common is chain smokers.

A cough

A cough

If you detect any of the above changes in your body better consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.