Lack of attention to warning signs, common myths and feed misperceptions, including the beliefs that cancer only strikes people with a family history of cancer or elderly.
Unfortunately, people at any age can develop cancer and those with a faulty cancer gene are at a higher risk.
Ovarian cancer, vaginal cancer and endometrial (uterine) cancer are the cancers that affect only women. Breast cancer may affect men, but largely and primarily occurs in women.
While cancer screenings and regular checkups are always recommended, knowing your body well is a key step toward early identification of any disease. Definitely, body changes can be indicative of any diseases.
These are 10 signs of cancer that women shouldn’t ignore.
1. Breast Changes
Some signs of breast cancer may go undetected, even if you undergo regular mammography checkups.
You shouldn’t ignore a thick lump or hard knot on your breast or underneath your arm because it can be cancerous.
Symptoms of cancer might also be if one or both of your breasts experiences emanating warmth, swelling, redness, rashes, soreness, or darkening.