What you may believe is a common, everyday ailment may potentially be a very serious cancer symptom. Let’s be clear: that’s not to say every ache and pain is bad news, but it should be a wake up call to listen to your body. Certain ailments, aches, sicknesses, or patterns of ailments should–at the very least–spur a phone call to your doctor.
In a recent statement, the ACS (American Cancer Society) estimated approximately 40 percent of those men and women in the US today will contract some form of cancer within their lifetimes. Given those dreary odds — coupled with the fact that as cancer is left untreated it can grow exponentially into the later, more difficult to treat stages — and you can see how important it is to listen to your body. Here are 20 things to look for.