Here are some signs that people very often overlook:
1. Wheezing or shortness of breath
This is one of the first signs that cancer is growing in your body. Many lung cancer patients remember noticing it as they were unable to catch their breath.
2. Chronic cough or chest pain
Leukemia and lung tumors as well as several other types of cancer can cause symptoms that mimic a bad cough or bronchitis. Some lung cancer patients also claim that they experienced chest pain that extends up into the shoulder or down the arm.
3. Frequent fevers or infections
These can be signs that cancer is growing in your body, especially leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells which starts in the bone marrow. Leukemia is a type of cancer which causes the marrow to produce abnormal white blood cells, sapping your body’s infection-fighting capabilities.
4. Difficulty swallowing
This symptom is most commonly associated with esophageal or throat cancer. It is also one of the first signs of lung cancer.
5. Swollen lymph nodes or lumps on the neck, underarm, or groin
Enlarged lymph nodes signify that there are some changes in your lymphatic system, which can be a sign that cancer is growing in your body.