Pain is the most common sign of vital organ dysfunction and is a "loud" symptom that urges us to take immediate action. What few people know is that seemingly innocent pain, may indicate the presence of cancer.
See what pains you should not ignore and what type of cancer they correspond to, according to the popular doctor, presenter and author Dr. Oz.
1. Low back pain - cancer of the pancreas
Pancreatic cancer is considered a "silent killer", as in most cases the diagnosis is made quite late. The pancreas produces acids necessary for digestion and is located just behind the stomach, deep in the abdomen. For this reason, locating a cancerous tumor becomes extremely difficult. When the tumor interferes with the smooth release of acids, they accumulate inside the gland and erode it. The resulting pain may "radiate" low to the waist.
Back pain is due in most cases to excessive muscle strain, however, it is a sign of cancer if not treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and / or accompanied by discoloration of the skin (pale yellow color) and changes in stool color (more open than usual).
2. Hand pain - lung cancer
Lung cancer typically presents with persistent cough and shortness of breath. However, A characteristic but unexpected symptom is pain in the hand. The pain appears on the inside of the hand and gradually worsens.
As the cancer spreads internally to the lung, clogs blood vessels and causes local irritation. Initially the pain may appear in the shoulders or neck area and then "radiate" along the arm..