Researchers have made remarkable advancements in the great fight against cancer. Yet, it is estimated that there will be a shocking increase in new cancer cases, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). From a global perspective, cancer is one of the primary causes of premature death.
Although it can sometimes develop without warning, in most cases, there are several alarming signs. The sooner you catch possible signs of cancer, the better are the chances of survival.
According to the NCI, the most common cancers in the United States include bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, melanoma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer.
The specific symptoms vary from one type of cancer to another. Moreover, some cancers, such as those of the pancreas, might not display symptoms immediately.
Since cancer cells attack the healthy ones, your body’s response may come out in the form of weight loss. As stated by the American Cancer Society (ACS), several undiagnosed cancer patients suddenly lose 10 pounds or even more. Actually, this can be the very first cancer sign.
Losing weight inexplicably can occur in other health conditions, such as hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid. But the difference with cancer is that it can come on rather suddenly. It is most prominent in cancers of the stomach, pancreas, lung, and esophagus.