What are the warning signs of cancer?

The chances of curing cancer increase with early detection. The Indian Cancer Society and other organizations recommend paying attention to seven warning signs of cancer:

  • Changes in bowel or bladder habits.
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge.
  • A sore that does not heal.
  • Indigestion of difficulty swallowing.
  • A nagging cough or hoarseness.
  • A thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere
  • An obvious change in wart or mole
A physician can detect cancer by taking medical history, performing routine check ups, cancer screening tests, imaging techniques and tissue biopsy.