Andrey Kaprin, who is the chief oncologist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, told which symptoms should be paid attention to in order to timely identify the development of a malignant tumor. The doctor urged not to postpone visiting a specialist for a long time.
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According to the physician, prolonged weakness and weight loss without changing the diet are the main signs of a person's health problems. However, the symptoms may be accompanied by a high fever that is not associated with a cold. A lingering cough can also be a signal. “Any discharge of blood, for example, during coughing, in the urine or prolonged nosebleeds, most likely warns of the development of the disease. For this reason, it is necessary to visit a specialist for consultation. It is also important to monitor the health of relatives, since women often pay more attention to changes in the well-being of loved ones, ”the doctor said.
According to Caprina, among the risk factors for cancer, which are proven by research, genetics does not rank first. It is capable of provoking cancer in 10-15% of cases. The rest has to do with lifestyle. For example, eating a lot of red meat leads to the development of colon cancer. Several types of cancer cause smoking. A bad habit increases the risk of cancer by 30 times.