7 Cancer Signs Women May Not Recognize
Cancer is a word no woman wants to hear, but when cancer signs are recognized early, women have a much better chance of treating and beating breast cancer, skin cancer, and other forms of cancer. To help with early identification, here are 7 cancer signs women may not recognize as potential early warning signals.
7 cancer signs in women
 Bloating. Many women are familiar with bloating, especially around the time of their period. But if bloating does not go away and lingers for weeks, it could indicate ovarian cancer. Other symptoms of ovarian cancer include pelvic or abdominal pain, having an urgent and frequent need to urinate, and feeling full even when you have eaten very little food. If these warning signs sound familiar, see your doctor.
 Nipple changes. Belly buttons are not the only body part that can be an innie or an outie. If your nipples normally are outies and one or both change to innies, that could be a sign of cancer. However, if one or both nipples have always been innies, then that’s probably their normal state. Changes in nipple appearance or the presence of nipple discharge (in women who are not breastfeeding) can be warning signs of breast cancer and should be checked.
 Pigment changes. Potentially deadly skin cancer called melanoma begins in the pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Although people usually associated skin cancer with a change in a mole, cancer also can appear as pigment changes, especially in the early stages. Melanoma usually appears on a woman’s back or legs, although it can show up anywhere. See a dermatologist if you have pigment changes.