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What Are the Symptoms of Cancer?

Symptoms of CancerCancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the USA. There are many types of cancer but essentially they all are a disease process where the DNA in some cell in your body becomes damaged due to exposure to toxins from environmental pollution and/or free radicals from your diet collectively called carcinogens.

What are the Symptoms of Cancer?

Here is a list from the Cancer Cure Foundation a non-profit organization dedicated to research and education in alternative cancer therapies. One of their main goals is provide individuals with information about the availability of treatments, doctors and clinics and to assist them in gathering the information they need to make the best decision for their particular situation.

  • Bladder cancer: Blood in the urine, pain or burning upon urination; frequent urination; or cloudy urine.
  • Bone cancer: Pain in the bone or swelling around the affected site; fractures in bones; weakness, fatigue; weight loss; repeated infections; nausea, vomiting, constipation, problems with urination; weakness or numbness in the legs; bumps and bruises that persist.
  • Brain cancer: Dizziness; drowsiness; abnormal eye movements or changes in vision; weakness, loss of feeling in arms or legs or difficulties in walking; fits or convulsions; changes in personality, memory or speech; headaches that tend to be worse in the morning and ease during the day, that may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting.
  • Breast cancer: A lump or thickening of the breast; discharge from the nipple; change in the skin of the breast; a feeling of heat; or enlarged lymph nodes under the arm
  • Colorectal cancer: Rectal bleeding (red blood in stools or black stools); abdominal cramps; constipation alternating with diarrhea; weight loss; loss of appetite; weakness; pallid complexion.
  • Kidney cancer: Blood in urine; dull ache or pain in the back or side; lump in kidney area, sometimes accompanied by high blood pressure or abnormality in red blood cell count.
  • Leukemia: Weakness, paleness; fever and flu-like symptoms; bruising and prolonged bleeding; enlarged lymph nodes, spleen, liver; pain in bones and joints; frequent infections; weight loss; night sweats.
  • Lung cancer: Wheezing, persistent cough for months; blood-streaked sputum; persistent ache in chest; congestion in lungs; enlarged lymph nodes in the neck.
  • Melanoma: Change in mole or other bump on the skin, including bleeding or change in size, shape, color, or texture.
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: Painless swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin; persistent fever; feeling of fatigue; unexplained weight loss; itchy skin and rashes; small lumps in skin; bone pain; swelling in the abdomen; liver or spleen enlargement
  • Oral cancer: A lump in the mouth, ulceration of the lip, tongue or inside of the mouth that does not heal within a couple of weeks; dentures that no longer fit well; oral pain, bleeding, foul breath, loose teeth, and changes in speech.
  • Ovarian cancer: Abdominal swelling; in rare cases, abnormal vaginal bleeding; digestive discomfort.
  • Pancreatic cancer: Upper abdominal pain and unexplained weight loss; pain near the center of the back; intolerance of fatty foods; yellowing of the skin; abdominal masses; enlargement of liver and spleen.
  • Prostate cancer: Urination difficulties due to blockage of the urethra; bladder retains urine, creating frequent feelings of urgency to urinate, especially at night; bladder not emptying completely; burning or painful urination; bloody urine; tenderness over the bladder; and dull ache in the pelvis or back.
  • Stomach cancer: Indigestion or heartburn; discomfort or pain in the abdomen; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea or constipation; bloating after meals; loss of appetite; weakness and fatigue; bleeding – vomiting blood or blood in the stool.
  • Uterine cancer: Abnormal vaginal bleeding, a watery bloody discharge in postmenopausal women; a painful urination; pain during intercourse; pain in pelvic area.

The key to treating Cancer and all diseases is prevention.

With all diseases prevention is always your best option, especially with chronic diseases that have no known cure such as; cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. All of which you can prevent by living a healthy lifestyle. So, if you haven’t already, be sure to get your copy of my free eBook: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle by clicking HERE.

If you happen to have cancer medical treatment is a must however effective alternatives do exist that can be used to compliment and improve the outcome of your medical care.

Can you get Chiropractic care if you have cancer?

When you read my free eBook I mention that a healthy spine and nervous system is a key component to a healthy lifestyle. So if you have cancer you should definitely be under chiropractic care. However, special precautions should be taken including: necessary x-rays to see if there is any changes in any of the bones of your spine from either any metasis to the bones or if you have a bone cancer as well as, utilizing a low force technique such as a drop table technique that I use on many patients who have cancer here at Belvidere Chiropractic Center.

In closing cancer is preventable if you practice a healthy lifestyle. If you do get cancer early detection will give you the best options and the best prognosis so get the recommend cancer screenings for your age and gender and if you notice any of the symptoms listed above schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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6 Responses to What Are the Symptoms of Cancer?
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    July 19, 2011 | 2:03 pm

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  2. Phoenix Chiropractor
    July 21, 2011 | 8:00 pm

    Thanks for the link to the cancer cure foundation. I will share this as well. It’s appreciated.

    • Dr Jon P Heins
      July 21, 2011 | 9:57 pm

      Dr. Lehew: Thank you again, and I really appreciate you taking the time again out of your busy schedule to leave another comment and you’re welcome for the link to the Cancer Cure Foundation site. As you can see their site is full of great resources about research and education on alternative cancer therapies. I hope it helps those you share it with by providing them with the information they’ll need to make the best decision for their individual situation.

  3. Dan Spinato
    July 25, 2011 | 11:47 am

    I 100% agree with this: “a healthy spine and nervous system is a key component to a healthy lifestyle.”

    • Dr Jon P Heins
      July 25, 2011 | 9:14 pm

      Dr. Spinato: Thank you again for your comment.

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