Potential Warning Signs Of Cancer That People Too Often Ignore!

1. Lump or Bumps

In case you notice a lump that is growing in any part of the body, consult your doctor immediately! Your doctor will send you to a specialist for any test if they think that the lump may indicate cancer.

2. Change in Skin Moles

If you notice any changes in your moles, freckles` or warts appearance, check with your doctor. These changes may indicate skin cancer which is highly treatable if detected on time.

3. Variation in Bladder Activity

If you notice any blood in your urine or feel pain while peeing, consult your doctor right away. These symptoms may be a sign of bladder, prostate, or kidney cancer.

4. Change in Bowel Habits

Any change in your bowel movement, such as timing, size, and amount, doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with cancer. In most cases, it is a result of certain foods or medications you are taking. However, if it happens on regular basis, consult your doctor.

5. Cough and Hoarseness

A persistent cough for more than three weeks seeks medical attention. Symptoms like shortness of breath and chest pain may indicate a severe or acute condition, such as pneumonia.

6. Difficulty Swallowing

Throat constriction may be nervous or immune system issue. However, it may be a harbinger condition which includes cancer in the throat, esophagus, or stomach.

7. Long-Lasting Sore Throat

In case you are experiencing a persistent sore throat, it could indicate something more severe such as laryngeal or throat cancer.

8. Unexplained Pain

Pain is the usual body response to any health problem. Long-lasting pain could be anything from bone, ovarian cancer, or simply nothing. As explained by The American Cancer Society, pain from cancer means that it has already spread in your body. By this point, you must consult your doctor.

9. Unexplained Weight Loss

If you have lost a lot of weights which simply cannot be explained by stress, changes to your diet or exercise, consult your doctor immediately. Weight lose of 10 pounds of more can indicate cancer. It is very common with patients who have pancreatic, esophageal, lung, or stomach cancer.

10. Bleeding

  • Get checked ASAP if you have unexplained bleeding, such as:
  • Blood from your back passage
  • Blood when coughing
  • Bleeding in between periods
  • Blood in urine

11. Frequent fevers or infections

In some cases, a persistent or prolonged fever may be an indicator of a cancerous condition like lymphoma. Leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells, can also cause symptoms such as frequent infections, fevers, fatigue, and pain in the bones or joints,

12. Weakness and fatigue

Weakness and fatigue that last for a prolonged period must be evaluated by a doctor because it can be a sign of many types of cancers.

13. Chronic heartburn

Heartburn is mostly a symptom of acid reflux disease, but if it is persistent, it may be a sign of Barrett’s esophagus or esophageal cancer. According to a study published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the inflammation of the tissue lining of the esophagus caused by chronic heartburn increases the risk of esophageal cancer. Furthermore, another study conducted by the researchers from Rhode Island Hospital has shown that there is a connection between Barrett’s esophagus and the development of esophageal cancer.

14. Jaundice

Jaundice is a medical term which describes the yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by high blood bilirubin levels. Although it is usually a symptom of liver or gallbladder disease, sometimes it can also be caused by pancreatic cancer.

15. Changes in nails  

Sometimes, unusual changes in fingernails may be an indicator of many types of cancers such as skin, liver, or lung cancer. Some of the warning signs include:

  • Black or brown spots under your nails may be a sign of skin cancer.
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes (enlarged ends of the nails) is linked to lung cancer.
  • Pale or white nails is usually a sign of decreased liver function, but in some cases, it may also indicate to the development of liver cancer.

16. Wheezing and Shortness of Breath

Although wheezing and shortness of breath are usually associated with other medical conditions, in some cases, these symptoms can also indicate the presence of lung cancer.

Source: Potential Warning Signs of Cancer that People Too Often Ignore!

Stones Painted For Garden

11150648_10155550991190217_8423802485460376520_nIt is so easy to forget where things are planted when you plant seeds. Here is a great idea to remember and also use to decorate your garden afterwards. You need to use paint like enamel and then coat with polyurethane to help make them last.

Child Safety On The Way To School

On any given day students board school buses to travel to schools. Statistically, school buses are the safest way for students to travel to school — even safer than riding in the family car.
Many students walk to school or to bus stops.
In either case, parents can help to make the trip to school as safe and easy as possible for their children just by discussing a few basic rules:

Walking or riding a bike to school or to a school bus stop:

– Parents should show their children the safe walk path to use and encourage them to fol
low that path.
– Obey all traffic signals, signs, and/or crossing guards. Use crosswalks where available. H Walk bikes through intersec­tions
ffl Walk with a buddy, if pos­sible, and be aware of the sur­roundings.
– Never talk to or respond to strangers. If a stranger ap­proaches or tries to get a child to come to him/her, the child should run home, to a neigh­bor’s house, or another safe place such as a business, and ask an adult for help.
–  Reflective material makes walkers and bicyclists more vis­ible to street traffic. B Always wear a helmet when riding a bike (grownups too).

At the bus stop:

– Know your school bus number.
– Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Running to catch the bus is dangerous and can lead to injuries.
– While waiting for the bus, stand at least five giant steps (10 feet) away from the curb and line up away from the street.
– Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it is OK to board before getting onto the bus.
– Students crossing the street in front of the bus should walk on the sidewalk or along the road to a point at least 10 giant steps ahead of the bus before crossing. (Better yet, cross at an intersection and use the cross­walk if one is available.) Be sure that the bus driver can see you and that you can see the driver when crossing the street, and watch for traffic com­ing both ways.
– When you are dropped off at school or at the bus stop, walk 10 giant steps away from the bus. If you need to cross the street, wait until the driver tells you its okay and cross in front of the bus. NEVER walk behind a bus.
– Use the handrail to enter and exit the bus.
– If you drop something near or under the bus, tell the bus driver. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PICK IT UP because the driver may not be able to see you.
– School buses are loaded or unloaded at established school bus stops only, unless an emergency dictates otherwise.