Some symptoms attributed to the common cold are actually those… of cancer, according to several experts. It is therefore essential to know how to tell the difference and to consult as soon as possible in case of doubt.
With the approach of winter, many diseases reappear, so it is very likely to fall victim to sniffles and other ailments. But beware of hasty conclusions. Some symptoms attributed to the common cold are actually those… of cancer, according to several experts whose comments were relayed by the Sun.
As they explain, night sweats or a high temperature can be caused by infections and viral illnesses. If they are often linked to winter diseases, they could also be the cause of cancer such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, carcinoid tumors, leukemia, mesothelioma, bone and liver cancer.
A high state of fatigue should also raise awareness. If it is normal to feel exhausted in a situation of illness, to be constantly would not be insignificant. “If you feel tired all the time, or for no clear reason, it could be a sign that something is wrong”they said, adding that it was best to get to the doctor as soon as possible.
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Aches and pains
At the same time, the experts reminded that muscle pain was also a common symptom of a cold but that it could be a sign of cancer in some cases. This is because some cancers can spread to the bones, causing a dull or throbbing pain. It is also essential to worry when a hoarse or hoarse voice has not disappeared or when pain during swallowing persists.
The same vigilance is required for ulcers, which can occur during states of fatigue, for persistent coughs but also for swellings (ganglia). If these symptoms can all be attributed to a cold, they could also be the sign of a much more serious illness, hence the importance of reassuring yourself from your doctor.
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