Most Ignored Cancer Symptoms in Women and Men

Burst

Bone Pain

Whether it's a shooting pain or a dull aching sensation, any indication of bone pain could be a sign of bone cancer. You may also experience swelling or fractures.

Burst

Body Rash

Rashes can indicate all kinds of health conditions, like infections or allergic reactions. They can also be a sign of leukemia, which is cancer of the blood.

Burst

Eye Pain

Pain in or around the eyes can be a sign of eye cancer, as is seeing shadows and flashes of light, blurred vision, or vision loss.

Burst

Frequent Headaches

We all get a headache here an there, but if you notice any unusual new patterns of headaches or growth in severity

Burst

Heartburn

Frequent episodes of heartburn or a constant low-level feeling of pain in the chest after eating could be signs of esophageal cancer or stomach cancer.

Burst

Painful Periods

Many women reported unusually heavy or painful periods or bleeding between periods as the tip-off to endometrial cancer.

Burst

Sore Breasts

In women, breasts that appear red or purplish in color or feel hot, swollen, or irritated can signal inflammatory breast cancer.

Burst

Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing is most commonly associated with throat cancer, but could also be one of the first signs of lung cancer.

Burst

Unexplained Weight Loss

If you're shedding weight and haven't made any changes to your diet or exercise plans, colon and other stomach cancer could be the culprit.

Burst

Upset Stomach

We all have the occasional upset stomach, but severe cramping or abdominal pain may indicate colorectal cancer.

Burst

Excess Gas or Bloating

The fiber in wholegrains helps you feel full, and a 2017 study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that switching from refined grains to whole grains could cause a "modest increase" in resting metabolism.

Burst