Symptoms You Need to Watch Out For

Unexplained symptoms haemorrhage cancer prevention

There are some unexplained symptoms which, according to scientists, are most likely to indicate the development of cancer. In these cases, it is essential to visit a doctor immediately. Researchers have also correlated how alarming these symptoms are according to the age of the person who has them. Here is the list of symptoms:

  • Haemorrhage of the large intestine
  • Blood in the urine
  • Coughing up blood
  • Blood from the vagina after menopause
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Lumps in the breast
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Abnormal findings in the digital rectal exam of the prostate

Abnormal digital rectal exams and lumps in the breast have a 1/20 or larger chance of developing cancer in people under the age of 55. After the age of 55, difficulties in swallowing may be a sign of oesophageal cancer, while blood in the urine is most worrying for people over the age of 60. Iron deficiency anaemia in someone at the age of 20 is highly unlikely to indicate intestinal cancer, but for someone over the age of 60, it could be due to cancer, which causes blood loss.