Why Early Detection?
Most cancers are curable when caught in stage one.
Say it with us: Early detection saves lives. When cancer is found early, your chance of survival and quality of life is significantly higher. Also, the cost of treatment is two to four times less expensive when cancer is diagnosed at an early stage.
Things to Keep an Eye Out For
If you notice any of these changes, talk to a doctor. They’ll help you figure out what’s next.
Feeling extremely tired, and it doesn’t go away with rest
Not feeling hungry, having indigestion or belly pain, having trouble swallowing, or experiencing nausea and vomiting
Swelling or Lumps
Finding swelling or lumps anywhere in your body, such as the breast
New pain, or pain that exists without an obvious reason, that doesn’t go away or gets worse over time, including muscle or joint pain
Having trouble breathing, a cough, or hoarseness that doesn’t go away
Bowel or Bladder Habits
Constipation or diarrhea that doesn’t go away, a change in how your stool looks, pain when peeing, blood in your urine, or needing to pee more or less often than normal
Experiencing persistent, unexplained fever or night sweats
Consistent and unexplained headaches
Vision or Hearing Problems
New or worsening vision or hearing issues
New or unexplained sores, bleeding, pain, or numbness
Yellowing, darkening or redness, sores that won’t heal, or changes to your moles
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