Today, people are living longer than ever after a cancer diagnosis due to improved cancer screenings. Routine screenings catch diseases earlier, when they are more straightforward to treat.
One symptom you shouldn’t ignore: Unexplained weight loss
Noticing one of the following symptoms doesn’t mean you have cancer. But to be safe, Johns Hopkins surgical oncologist Nita Ahuja, M.D., asks you not to ignore these five symptoms. They’re important enough to tell your doctor about.
This can be one of the most obvious. There is nothing more annoying than feeling worn out and run down after a couple of hours of activity. If you are feeling fatigued, there is a good chance your body is telling you that it needs to rest. If you find that you don’t have energy during the day or you find that you have more than usual tiredness you should probably be concerned. There could be a sign of cancer somewhere, or it might only be a symptom that is pointing in the wrong direction.
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