Deadliest Cancers: These symptoms are warning signs
Created: 2022-12-20 04:47
By: Sophia Lother
Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases.
Anyone who discovers certain changes in their body should go to a doctor and be examined.
Kassel – Cancer is still one of the most common causes of death.
Cancer has long been referred to as a kind of widespread disease.
While some types of tumors are easily treatable, other types are hardly or not at all curable.
But which cancer is the most dangerous?
Two types of cancer are particularly common in Germany.
In women, this is breast cancer, which accounts for around 30 percent of all cancers.
In men, prostate cancer accounts for almost 25 percent, according to the German Cancer Research Center.
However, in terms of mortality, prostate cancer is not as deadly as breast cancer.
What are the deadliest types of cancer in Germany?
The deadliest types of cancer and their symptoms: Lung and breast cancer are often fatal
According to the Federal Statistical Office, the deadliest type of cancer is bronchial and lung cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is also often fatal.
Deaths in Germany in 2021
lung and bronchial cancer
The Deadliest Cancers: What are the Symptoms?
It is important that not every change in the body and not every symptom immediately indicates cancer.
The American Cancer Society also emphasizes this and explains: “Most signs and symptoms are not caused by cancer, but can have other causes.
If you have signs and symptoms that won't go away or are getting worse, you should see a doctor to find out what's causing them."
While some early cancer symptoms are similar, there are also specific warning signs depending on the type of tumor.
Below are the most common signs of lung, pancreas and breast cancer published by the German Cancer Research Center:
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Symptoms of Lung Cancer: These signs point to the deadly type of cancer
shortness of breath
Bloody sputum when coughing
drumstick fingers (a thickening of the fingertips)
Deadliest types of cancer in Germany: These symptoms indicate pancreatic cancer
pain in the upper abdomen or back
loss of appetite (anorexia) and unintentional weight loss
Fatty stools: The stool is lighter in color than usual and is greasy, sticky, or shiny.
Disorders of insulin production: those affected can develop diabetes (diabetes mellitus).
Late symptoms in advanced stages:
Nonspecific pain and indigestion
Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen (ascites)
Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) with no clarified cause
Impaired blood clotting, so-called thrombosis, can occur
Symptoms of breast cancer: These warning signs can point to the cancer
Hardening or thickening in the breast
Enlargement or deformation of the breast
signs of inflammation
discharge from the nipple
Enlargement of lymph nodes
However, cancer research is currently making clearer and clearer progress.
Researchers have now gained new insights into the cause of metastasis formation.
It can also help to avoid certain foods to reduce the risk of cancer.
The information given in this article does not replace a visit to a doctor.
Only experts can make the right diagnosis and initiate appropriate therapy.
The intake of medication or dietary supplements should be discussed with a doctor beforehand.