A new study of British scientists has shown that almost a third of young people diagnosed with cancer, do not know the major signs of the disease, allowing early detection of it. This leads to the fact that young people come to the hospital only when their health has significantly deteriorated.
According to statistics, every year 2500 people aged 13 to 24 years with a diagnosis of cancer account for about 1% of all cancer diagnoses. It is noted that cancer symptoms are often mistaken for other common diseases, as it is believed that cancer people get sick more often in adulthood. This cancer is the leading cause of death among young people in the UK, accounting for 9% of all deaths in men and 15% of all deaths among women aged 15-24 years.
In light of these statistics leading experts published the 5 most common symptoms of cancer in young people, which should never be ignored.
Prolonged pain. Pain that does not go away after taking painkillers, should be immediately investigated.
Lumps and tumors. Any bumps and seals on the body should be immediately checked by a specialist.
Excessive fatigue. Severe fatigue, does not pass even after a long full of sleep may be a sign of cancer.
Significant weight loss. The loss of several kilograms without apparent reason is an alarming sign and may indicate the presence of a tumor in the body.
Changes in moles. Moles that change color or size, must be compulsorily checked by your doctor.
The data also show that the most common type of cancer in young people is a carcinoma - cancer that has developed from epithelial cells lining organs and mucous. These types of cancer include thyroid cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer and ovarian cancer.