Monday, January 29, 2007

Know the 10 Warning Signals for Cancer

Early detection of Cancer can save lives.
  1. A sore that does not heal, changed color, ulcerates or bleeds.
  2. Unusual bleeding or discharge from any opening in the body, eg. blood in the urine, stool, frequent or heavy menstruation.
  3. A lump or swelling that has progressively enlarged which may or may not be associated with pain.
  4. Indisgestion or difficulty in swallowing.
  5. Changed in bowel or bladder habits consistently for a duration of 2-3 months.
  6. Obvious change in size or texture in a wart or mole.
  7. Non smokers' cough or hoarseness of voice that persist for more than 2 weeks. Smokers' cough that becomes intense.
  8. Unexplained tiredness and/ or weight loss of 10% or more within a period of 3-6 months.
  9. Persistent pain or discomfort in the abdomen.
  10. Unexplained fever.

Reduce cancer risk, adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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