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Research Reveals Top 8 Cancer Signs

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Researchers in Keele University have highlighted the top eight unexplained symptoms that are most closely linked to cancer. The study, which uses some of the most recent advances in science research technology, was found while looking for symptoms which gave a one in 20 or higher chance of turning out to be cancer. The figure for each symptom was calculated by combining results of 25 previous studies and the signs are presented below.

Eight Signs of Cancer

  • Anaemia
  • Blood in urine
  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Breast lump or mass
  • Post-menopausal bleeding
  • Abnormal prostate test
  • Rectal blood

As there are over 200 different types of cancer, which causes different symptoms in patients, the results of this study still represents “a relatively low chance” of anyone with the symptom having the disease. However, any suspicion of cancer could lead to patients being sent for tests more quickly so as to catch the disease and provide better care as early as possible. This is because treatment is often more likely to be successful when cancer is diagnosed at an early stage.

According to the BBC, a spokesman for Cancer Research UK says that these were by no means the only potential warning signs for cancer. Furthermore, anyone who notices an unusual or persistent change in their body still needs to get checked out.

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    September 6, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Maybe this very beneficial to us.. it gives us idea about some of the symptoms of cancer and through the help of new technology of course. Thanks to this info.

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    September 9, 2010 at 8:12 am

    If a birthmark spreads or increases in size, is it a sign of skin cancer?

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    September 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing the eight Signs of Cancer, I think this will help lots of people to detect Cancer in the early stage.

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    September 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    very informative and useful post. Thank you very much.

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    September 21, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Thanks for posting such an informative post. I was really unaware of eight signs of cancer. I think this information really helpful for me and specially my cousin because he is only the guy who is suffering from Cancer.

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    May 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    To prevent cancer, scientists suggest eating plenty of foods loaded with cancer-fighting nutrients such as beta-carotene, selenium, lycopene, resveratrol and vitamins A, C and E.

  9. HPS

    July 2, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Thanks you for the great post. The eight signs of cancer is really a good information.

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    December 4, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Glad to have this info…looking forward to know about the precautionary as well. Thanks for sharing such indicator type of blog.

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