Women worried about developing ovarian cancer might look for clues in unexpected or odd aches and pain they feel. Take heed: leg pain is not commonly associated with new ovarian cancer cases.
A sudden or unusual ache in the middle or lower portion of the back might have a person looking up all kinds of possible medical ailments online.
When nasal cancer first appears, people often mistake it for a common ailment, such as a cold or sinus problem, because it can cause the same symptoms:
Recognizing signs and symptoms of illness is always a good idea, but when it comes to cancer, and especially prostate cancer, symptoms are often vague, difficult to discern from normal, or don’t appear at all until the cancer advances.
The presence of blood in the urine, also called hematuria, is present in 80-90% of patients at the time of diagnosis. “Some people figure it’s caused by an infection or kidney stone and don’t take care of the problem,” says Dr. Guru.
Every year more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, which used to be one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths for women in the United States.