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What should I do if I think I have cancer?

November 19, 2021
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What should I do if I think I have cancer?
What should I do if I think I have cancer?

What to do if you suspect you have cancer?

Start by making an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you. If your doctor determines that you have cancer, you'll likely be referred to one or more specialists, such as: Doctors who treat cancer (oncologists) Doctors who treat cancer with radiation (radiation oncologists)

Can you go to the hospital if you think you have cancer?

The National Cancer Institute recommend that people see a healthcare provider if symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. People should speak with a healthcare provider about any new or worsening symptoms, especially if they have a family history of cancer or have certain factors that increase their risk of cancer.

How do I know whether I have cancer?

Weight changes, including unintended loss or gain. Skin changes, such as yellowing, darkening or redness of the skin, sores that won't heal, or changes to existing moles. Changes in bowel or bladder habits. Persistent cough or trouble breathing.

Can my dog tell if I have cancer?

According to Medical News Today, research indicates that, with training, dogs can detect a variety of cancers — even at early stages — in humans. "Like many other diseases, cancers leave specific traces, or odor signatures, in a person's body and bodily secretions.

Which dog breeds can smell cancer?

Labrador Retrievers excel at all types of detection work because of their noses. They are widely used as Search and Rescue dogs, and have even been trained to sniff out cancer from patients' breath.

What colors do dogs see?

Human eyes have three types of cones that can identify combinations of red, blue, and green. Dogs possess only two types of cones and can only discern blue and yellow – this limited color perception is called dichromatic vision.

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