Early Warning Signs Cancer Is Growing Inside Your Body

Doctors predict that thousands of deaths could be avoided each year if cancer is diagnosed early on. In fact, survival rates increase by over 70% when certain types of cancer are detected quickly. Here are the key warning signs that cancer is growing inside your body, including an early symptom you must get checked out (page 10).

1. Frequent infection

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Possible cancer: leukemia or lymphoma

Cancers that affect your bone marrow frequently show in the form of infection. The marrow begins to produce abnormal white blood cells, which hinder your body’s infection-fighting abilities. Although your body can display an infection anywhere, your mouth, skin, or lungs will often show an infection first.

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