Cancer symptoms: These THREE types are on the rise – do YOU know the signs?

Posted on Nov 11 2017 - 7:43pm by admin

Thanks to advances in research, more Britons are beating cancer than ever before.

In the last four decades survival has doubled, according to Cancer Research UK.

While people are being effectively treated of their cancer and living longer, cancer rates are increasing.

Currently half of people will still be diagnosed with the condition at some point in their life.

There are a number of reasons for this, with the main one being that the UK has an ageing population.

According to Cancer Research UK, more than three-quarters of all people diagnosed with cancer are over the age of 60 years.

Additionally, lifestyle factors, such as diet, alcohol and sunbathing have an impact too.

Certain cancers, such as lung and breast cancers, are falling due to changes in lifestyle habits or greater awareness, but there are other types on the rise.

These three cancer are all become more common in the UK.

Ovarian cancer

Cases of ovarian cancer – which exclusively affects women – are projected to rise by 15 per cent between 2014 and 2035, according to Cancer Research UK.

Currently just one in three sufferers will live for at least five years after diagnosis. 

It is thought that one of the reasons for this is because the cancer is often discovered late since symptoms are slow to appear or are confused with something else.

When they do appear they are feeling bloated, a swollen tummy, discomfort in your tummy or pelvic floor, feeling full quickly when eating, and needing to pee more often than usual.

Skin cancer

Rates of this cancer are increasing more than any other cancer in the UK, and it is thought sunbathing and sun bed use is contributing.

The desire for Britons to get a tan on their summer holiday abroad is leading them to put themselves at risk.

There are now 100,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the British Skin Foundation.

Symptoms include a spot or sore, ulcer, lump or red patches on your skin.

Mouth cancer

Also known as oral cancer, it is predicted to be one of the fastest growing cancers in the UK over the next 20 years.

Last year it was revealed by Cancer Research Uk that rates in men over 50 had jumped by 59 per cent since 1995.

It is thought smoking, drinking, not eating enough fruit and vegetables, and being infected by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) may be to blame.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a sore that doesn’t heal, a sore that bleeds, loose teeth, tongue pain, painful chewing and jaw stiffness. 

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