Dr Oz: 4 Pains That Mean Cancer
Dr Oz’s show today was called “4 Body Pains That Could Mean Cancer.” You have a common pain in your arm or your back and you think it’s due to stress or an athletic injury. On today’s show, Doctor Oz shows you that these and other pains may be your body trying to tell you something else. Backache, arm pain, stomachache, and heartburn are also potential warning signs of cancer. Along with Oncologist, Dr. Deborah Axelrod, Dr Oz is giving you the power to fight back and find out if your body is warning you of cancer.
Dr Oz: Pancreatic Cancer Back Pain Symptom
Nadine, audience member, told Dr Oz that she gets aches and pains all the time. She figured it was due to stress or was work related so she really didn’t concern herself with the pain.
Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms
- Back pain
- Loss of appetite
Dr Oz says this type of cancer effects 44,000 people a year.
The pancreas is located in middle of the belly and is supposed to secrete a chemical into our digestive systems to digest our food. As you eat food, your body secretes all kinds of chemicals to make sure you digest the food particles. With pancreatic cancer, it blocks the tube to digest food. The food can’t get to the intestinal system and the result is erosion and big, massive inflammation inside the pancreas and in the surrounding areas. Dr Oz likened it to a raging forest fire that was eating you away on the inside.
Dr. Deborah Axelrod stated that if your back pain or muscle pain was not relieved by anti-inflammatory products, or if it is accompanied by a greasy stool, see your doctor.
Dr Oz Lymphoma Chest Pain Symptom
- Sharp shooting chest pains
- Flu like symptoms
There are 75, 000 cases every year of Lymphoma.
Warning signs also include lymph nodes swelling under your throat. To test, feel under your throat, along the muscles, going down to chest and right above clavicle bones. Feel for nodules under the arm, too. You can also find nodules in the groin area.
Unlike the flu, if you get unexplained weight loss or unexplained night sweats, it may be an indication of lymphoma. If you have symptoms for more than a week or two, see your doctor.
Dr Oz Lung Cancer Arm Pain Symptom
There are 200,000 new cases of lung cancer. It is also the #1 cancer that kills women.
Lung Cancer Symptoms
- Pain in arm
- Shoulder tenderness
- Nagging cough
Pain is critically important as a symptom for lung cancer. Most associate lung cancer with smokers, however, 1 in 5 women diagnosed have never smoked in their lives. The cancer in the lung grows out to the shoulder and travels down the arm, which is why you have that intense pain in your arm.
Dr Oz Colon Cancer Stomach Pain Symptom
There are 140,000 new cases of colon cancer diagnosed every year. Most are curable if found early.
Colon Cancer Symptoms
- Stomach pain
- Painful bloating
Many women associate colon cancer with men, but Doctor Oz says it’s 50/50. This is the reason why diagnosis in women is delayed. If your bloating lasts for longer than a week or two, it may be something more serious. See your doctor. One warning sign of colon cancer is if someone in your family at age 50 has had colon cancer. In any case, at age 50, women should have a colonoscopy.