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We all experience our share of aches and pains from time to time. Whether it’s a nagging cough or a throbbing headache, many times we overlook or downplay certain symptoms because we’re too busy or we think it’s not a big deal.
When it comes to your health, it’s better to play it safe. No one knows your body better than you. If you sense something is wrong or if you notice any changes to your health or symptoms that won’t go away, let your primary care physician know.
It can be difficult to tell the difference between a minor issue and the start of something more serious.
Here are some possible symptoms of cancer you should not overlook:
It is important to remember that any of these symptoms can be caused by a number of medical reasons. Even if you experience one or any of these, it does not necessarily mean that you have cancer.
However, any new or persistent symptoms can be warning signs your body is trying to give you that something is wrong. Don’t ignore unexpected changes to your health — always keep your doctor in the loop.
Prevention is powerful medicine. At Edward-Elmhurst Health, we provide the latest screening and diagnostic tools to detect cancer early, when it’s most treatable. Learn more about our cancer screenings.
How do you deal with unexpected changes your body? Tell us in the comments below.
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