Dr. Oz: Signs of Cancer
Dr. Oz talked about the most commonly missed cancer signs on his show. He was joined by Kim from the audience. She said cancer has influenced her life because her mom ignored some signs at first, but eventually went to the doctor and was diagnosed with bladder cancer. She said it’s important to notice signs. Her mom is 75 and was visiting her when she mentioned she saw blood in her urine. Kim told her she needed to get that checked out immediately.
Dr. Oz: Arm & Shoulder Pain is a Sign of Lung Cancer
Arm and shoulder pain might be one of the symptoms you don’t think to mention. But arm and shoulder pain can be a sign of lung cancer. This would be a deep aching, not just an isolated pain here or there. Dr. Oz said people should pay attention to this even if they don’t smoke. One in five women who have never smoked will still get lung cancer.
When the very top of the lungs gets a cancer, it invades the nerves. The nerves will cause the intense pain in the arm and shoulder. Dr. Oz said if you’re having symptoms of any kind for more than two weeks, you should tell a doctor. That goes for any kind of a symptom.
Dr. Oz: Night Sweats Can Be a Sign of Lymphoma
Dr. Oz said that night sweats can be a sign of lymphoma. If you wake up and you’re drenched in sweat with a low grade temperature, like 100 degrees or so, it’s something to be worried about, especially if your room isn’t overly heated. Night sweats can happen during menopause or from hormones. But most night sweats won’t happen two times in a row or every night for a week. If you’re having night sweats like that, see a doctor.
Lymphoma is one of the most treatable cancers out there. It’s normally treated with chemotherapy or radiation. Because lymphoma is in the blood, you can’t really operate on it, but that also means it has nowhere to hide and can’t get away from doctors when they treat it.
Dr. Oz: Black Stool is a Sign of Esophageal Cancer
Dr. Oz said black stool can be a sign of esophageal cancer. This is concerning because if you have bleeding from the esophagus, that blood gets digested and mixes with the poop to form a tarry, black stool. Black stool can also be a symptom of ulcers and other kinds of issues with the digestive system. It will also have a very strong odor. If you see this, call a doctor immediately.
Dr. Oz: Irregular Periods Can Be a Sign of Endometrial Cancer
It’s important to notice any issues with your periods. If you’re having a fairly regular period and notice a day’s worth of bleeding in the middle of a cycle, it’s an abnormal period. If you’re after menopause, there should be no blood at all down below. If your menstruation is very heavy one day, that could also be concerning. Make sure you know what normal is for you and let doctors know if it changes.