Cancer is a debilitating disease that affects everyone; man, woman, and child. The thought of cancer is horrifying, but there are ways to tell if you have it or not.
You shouldn’t always rely on medical tests alone to protect you from cancer. It’s very important to listen to the body and notice anything that’s different, odd, or unexplainable. It’s important to watch for unusual signs or changes in the body and the energy levels to detect any signs of cancer early on. The sooner that you notice there’s a problem, the sooner you can begin to take the steps necessary to promote healing within the body.
You should follow an anti-cancer lifestyle even before you notice any symptoms, as prevention is the best route when it comes to most chronic diseases. It isn’t unusual for 10 or more years to pass between exposure to cancer-causing agent and detectable cancer. During this time, you have a chance to alter the progression of the disease.
– Wheezing or shortness of breath: one of the first signs of lung cancer patients remember noticing is the inability to catch their breath.
– Chronic cough or chest pain: Many cancers, including leukemia and lung tumors, can cause symptoms that mimic a bad cough or bronchitis. Some lung cancer patients report having chest pain that can extend up into the shoulder or down the arm.
– Frequent fevers or infections: This can be a sign of leukemia, cancer in the blood cells that starts in the bone marrow. Leukemia causes the bone marrow to produce abnormal white blood cells, zapping the body’s ability to fight off infections.
– Difficulty swallowing: Having problems swallowing is commonly associated with esophageal or throat cancer, and can sometimes be one of the first signs of lung cancer.
– Swollen lymph nodes: Having enlarged lymph nodes indicate the changes in the lymphatic system, which can be a sign of cancer.
– Excessive bruising or bleeding that doesn’t stop: This symptom suggests something abnormal that is happening with the platelets and red blood cells, which can be a sign of leukemia. The leukemia cells crowd the red blood cells and platelets, which impairs the blood’s ability to carry oxygen and clot.
– Fatigue and weakness: weakness and fatigue are a symptom of many different kinds of cancers that you will need to look at in combination with other symptoms.
– Bloating or abdominal weight gain: Women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer report unexplained abdominal bloating that comes on fairly sudden and continues and off over a long period.
– Feeling full and unable to eat: This is another sign of ovarian cancer. Women report to having no appetite and the inability to eat, even if they haven’t eaten for a while.
– Pelvic or abdominal pain: pain and cramping in the pelvis and abdomen can go hand in hand with bloating that often signals ovarian cancer. Leukemia can also cause abdominal pain.
– Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool: This can happen with the diagnosing of colorectal cancer.
– Unexplained weight loss: Weight loss is an early sign of colon and other digestive cancers; it is also a sign of cancer that can spread to the liver, affecting appetite and the body’s ability to get rid of wastes.
– Stomachache: Stomach cramps may indicate colorectal cancer.
– Red, sore, swollen breast: Can mean inflammatory breast cancer.
– Nipple changes: This is one of the most common changes that women remember noticing before being diagnosed with breast cancer is a nipple that began to appear flattened, inverted, or turned sideways.
– Painful periods or bleeding between periods: This is a tip-off to a lot of women to endometrial or uterine cancer.
– Swelling of facial features: People with lung cancer report to noticing puffiness, swelling or redness in the face. Small cell lung tumors can block the blood vessels in the chest, preventing the blood from flowing freely from the head and face.
– Sore or skin lump that doesn’t heal: You should become familiar with different types of skin cancer and be vigilant about checking skin all over your body.
– Nail changes: When the nails change for unexplainable reasons could mean cancer. A brown or black streak or dot under the nail can mean skin cancer, clubbing of the nails can mean lung cancer. Pale or white nails can be a sign of liver cancer.
– Pain in the back or lower right side: A lot of cancer patients have reported their first sign of liver cancer was a pain in the back or lower right side. Breast cancer is often diagnosed from back pain, which can happen when a breast tumor presses backward into the chest.
– White patches inside the mouth or white spots on the tongue: These can indicate you have leukoplakia. This is a pre-cancerous area that is caused by frequent irritation. It is often caused by smoking or other tobacco use.
Tips to prevent cancer:
1. Normalize vitamin D levels: do this by getting sunlight and consider careful supplementation when this is not possible.
2. Reduce or eliminate processed foods: This also goes to unprocessed organic grains, because they tend to break rapidly down and drive the insulin and leptin levels up.
3. Control fasting insulin and leptin levels: This is the result, and can be easily monitored with the use of simple and inexpensive blood tests.
4. Normalized ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fats: You can do this by taking high-quality animal-based omega-3 fat like krill oil and reducing the intake of most processed vegetable oils.
5. Regular exercise: One of the main reasons exercise works is because it drives the insulin levels down. Controlling insulin is one of the most powerful ways to reduce cancer risks.
6. Get good and regular sleep.
7. Eat according to nutritional type: The anti-cancer effects of this principle are underappreciated.
8. Reduce exposure to environmental toxins: These include pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.
9. Limit exposure to radiation: Radiation can be emitted from cell phones, cell phone towers, base stations and Wi-Fi stations.
10. Avoid frying or charbroiling food.
11. Eat at least 1/3 of your food, raw.