Chronic acid reflux can be a sign of esophageal cancer. If you are able to report the acid reflux to the doctor early, you can catch the silent cancer before it has had time to grow. The lining of the esophagus is fragile and exposure to stomach acid causes Barret’s esophagus, a precancerous condition. Don’t overlook the acid reflux; it could be serious!
Breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, are not normal. If you can’t walk far without feeling winded, you need to be checked out by a doctor. Lung damage can be done by cancer. Breast cancer and bowel cancer often spread to the lungs.
Unexplained night sweats are sometimes symptoms of cancer that are overlooked. It seems harmless enough to wake up sweaty, but it could be your body’s way of warning you that cancer is growing. Don’t overlook night sweats unless you are going through menopause. If you don’t have a broken air conditioner to cause the sweating at night, go directly to the doctor!
Bruises that are unexplained are important warning signs. If you don’t remember bumping into furniture or falling down, your body is leaking blood and causing a bruise. Bruises can be a warning sign of cancer. Be sure to have these unexpected bruises checked by a physician.