How to Identify Any Type of Cancer and the Symptoms Associated With It?

Types of Cancer and Their Symptoms


The evolution in the field of cancer treatment and care comes with lots of possibilities that make the way easier to battle the disease. Cancer is when some of our body’s cells start growing uncontrollably and travel to the other parts body as well. One can develop cancer in any part of her/his body. The right mechanism of the body follows – when our old cells get damaged over the course of time, new cells grow in place of those. Cancer brings symptoms hence, we need to be aware of the certain changes that take place in the body.

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Types of Cancer and Their Symptoms

More than 100 types of cancer exist, we’ll try to cover as much as achievable.

  • Breast Cancer- it’s one of the common types of cancer that affect breast tissues. Women experience the severity of breast cancer more than others. Still, it affects both men and women.

Symptoms of Breast Cancer-

  1. Lumps on the breast section
  2. Unusual change in the shape and size
  3. Scaling, peeling, crushing around the breast or nipple
  4. Redness around the area
  5. Pain in the breast or armpits
  6. Discharge from nipples may contain blood
  7. Skin Cancer- this type of cancer mostly happens due to overexposure to the sun, which harms basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma.

Symptoms of Skin Cancer-

  1. Open sores on the skin that bleed and do not heal
  2. Moles that change the size, color also bleed
  3. Dark bruise on the palms, toes, fingertips, soles
  4. Pearly bumps on the skin
  5. Lung Cancer-considered one of the most deadly types of cancer, occurs in the lungs, damages its efficacy. Smoking is the most prominent reason for lung cancer.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer-

  1. Persistent cough
  2. Chest pain
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Unexplained weight loss
  5. Blood comes out during coughing
  6. Headache
  7. Bone pain
  8. Hoarseness
  9. Colon Cancer- attacks our largest intestine( colon), mostly found in older people but is not restricted to any age.

Symptoms of Colon Cancer-

  1. Persistent fatigue
  2. Abdominal pain or gastric issues
  3. Feeling of nonempty bowel
  4. Unexplained weight loss
  5. Blood in stool
  6. Change in bowel habits also persistent constipation, diarrhea
  7. Prostate Cancer- prostate is a tiny walnut-shaped organ that can be affected by cancer, though not bring deadly impacts if treated early on.

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer-

  1. Trouble urinating
  2. Reduced urine flow
  3. Blood in urine, semen
  4. Unexplained weight loss
  5. Bone pain
  6. Erectile dysfunction
  7. Bladder Cancer-is another common type of cancer disease, that starts in the tissues of the bladder.

Symptoms of Bladder Cancer-

  1. Blood in the urine ( prominent symptoms)
  2. Painful urination
  3. Frequent urination
  4. Back pain
  5. Kidney Cancer-renal cell carcinoma refers to the most common categories of kidney cancer. Other kinds of kidney cancer may affect the individual too.

Symptoms of Kidney Cancer-

  1. Blood in the urine
  2. Loss of appetite
  3. Sudden weight loss
  4. Weakness
  5. Back pain or the pain on the sides of the back
  6. Fever
  7. Leukemia- the fast production of unusual blood cells in our bone marrow is the potential cause of blood cancer.

Symptoms of Leukemia-

  1. Persistent weakness
  2. Excessive brushing
  3. Gums that bleed
  4. Weightloss
  5. Anorexia
  6. Lymph gland
  7. Enlargement of the abdominal organs
  8. Trouble urinating or reduce the flow of urination
  9. Liver Cancer-hepatocellular carcinoma, is the most usual type of cancer. Plus the other types of cancers can also travel to the liver and influence its effective functioning.

Symptoms of Liver Cancer-

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. Fatigue
  3. Lumps on the abdominal area
  4. Change in the stool color
  5. Vomiting or nausea
  6. Weight loss
  7. Stomach ache

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