Dr. Oz: 5 Pains That Point to Cancer


Doctor Oz gave a list of 5 pains to watch for, because they could be telling you that you have cancer: chest pain, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, head pain and bone pain.  If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor.

5 Pains: Cancer Signs & Indicators:

1. Chest Pain

If you are having trouble breathing, or it hurts when you breathe, or you are wheezing… this could be a sign of lung cancer.  You can get cancerous tumors in your lungs or your breathing tubes.  Here is a scary fact: lung cancer is the main cause of cancer related deaths.  If you smoke cigarettes, you are greatly increasing your chance of getting lung cancer, though plenty of people (especially women) can get lung cancer without ever smoking.  So if you have chest pain, cough up blood, feel a shortness of breath, have a chronic cough, or have a hoarse voice, see a doctor to be sure you don’t have lung cancer.

2.  Abdominal Pain 

Colon Cancer can cause a great deal of abdominal pain, because of tumors in your large intestines.  Tumors can grow so large in your colon, that it blocks your body’s ability to get rid of solid waste.  You can have a colonoscopy to screen for cancer and your doctor can remove precancerous polyps in your colon before they turn cancerous.  If you have abdominal pain, bloating, blood in your stool, cramping, rectal bleeding, have trouble going to the bathroom, notice a change in the consistency of your stool or lose weight, you should talk to your doctor about colon cancer.

3.  Pelvic Pain

Ovarian cancer is generally only caught when the cancer is in a fairly late stage, because there is a lot of space for the tumors to grow large before causing pain.  Add to that the fact that women are used to cramping, bloating and pelvic pain from their menstrual cycle, and ovarian cancer becomes very worrisome.  If you have pelvic pain, abdominal pain, lower back pain, pressure in your bladder, notice a change in your urinary or bowel movements, feel bloated, full or loss weight, you should talk to your doctor about ovarian cancer.

4.  Head Pain

Everyone gets headaches, so how do you know if your headache could be a sign of a brain tumor?  If you notice chronic headaches early in the morning, or your headaches wakes you up in the middle of the night when you are asleep, if you also feel nauseous, vomit, have a change in your speech, vision or balance, you should talk to your doctor about brain cancer.

5.  Bone Pain

If you get cancer in your bones, your bones will become weaker and be more likely to break or fracture.  Multiple Myeloma is a cancer that affects blood plasma cells.  As Multiple Myeloma cancer spreads, it becomes more dense in your bone’s marrow and makes it very difficult for your platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells to mature.  If you have back pain, chronic bone pain, unexplained fractures, infections, anemia or fatigue, you should talk to your doctor about multiple myeloma cancer.



  1. says

    A majority of patients with multiple myeloma report that they experience some pain related to the disease. The pain may be a result of a bone fracture or of a tumor pressing against a nerve.

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