Cancer takes lives of thousands Americans each year. It concedes the leadership in the rate of the most common deaths causes only to cardiovascular disease.

Cancer occurs, when abnormal cells begin to grow and divide out of control. It can affect any part of the body, including blood.

Nobody knows exactly, why does this problem become apparent.

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Scientists are sure that genetic mutations in a couple with environmental factors and habits play the key role in the cancer development.

Symptoms of malignancy may differ, depending on the location, structure and size of the neoplasm.

It may exist in the body for a long time (even during years) without causing any signs.

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That's why cancer is often diagnosed on the late stage, when it's very difficult to cure the problem successfully.

Don't ignore these warning signs, your body may send to you, when suffer from cancer:

#1 Breast changes – it's not only about new lumps (most of which are, actually, benign). Consult with medical professional, if you've noticed changes in the size or shape of your breast, abnormal nipple discharge, redness and flakiness of the breast skin or nipple.

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#2 New mole – do you know that skin cancer is the most frequent type of malignancy in the US? It often manifests in new mole or freckle, which is larger than ¼ inch across, has uneven borders and changes its color. Cancerous mole are often accompanied by itchiness, oozing and bleeding.

#3 Abnormal vaginal bleeding – spotting between periods, heavy menses and bleeding after menopause can indicate not only hormonal imbalance, but also cervical and endometrial cancer.

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#4 Inexplicable weight loss – there is a high number of health conditions, which can cause unintentional weight loss. Be aware that pancreatic, lung, stomach and colon cancers can be a reason of you unexpected weight change.

#5 Pelvic pain – we all are familiar with abdominal cramps, which become apparent several days before menses. However severe pelvic pain, which lasts for a long time, may be a sign of ovarian cancer.

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#6 Hoarseness – most of us have husky voice, when catch a common cold. But you really need to get examined, if hoarseness lasts longer than three weeks, as it may be a sign of the throat cancer.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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