Publisher’s NOTE: In the 17 years since I met Dr. Kelley – my journey in this field has never wavered. Since the inception of this web-site in the year 2000, we have expanded our focus to include health related issues beyond the scope of cancer, but due to the teachings of Kelley, believe that so much of what we post here, is deeply intertwined. With this post, we once again visit a series of warning signs, which could tell you what you may be facing.
Consider what we publish here to be for YOUR benefit and to those you love. ~ J.B.
Every year, 1,658,370 Americans are diagnosed with cancer, and 589,430 of them die. Many of these victims never realized they had cancer until it was too late. Treating and identifying cancer early is vital. That’s why you need to know the early warning signs.
Fatigue or Weakness
You’re really tired and it’s not cured by rest. This is a big red flag of a sign of anemia that could be caused by loss of red blood cells from leukemia, colon, or stomach cancer. As more and more red blood cells are lost, there are not enough healthy cells to transport oxygen to the rest of the body. Without oxygen you’ll feel tired and enervated.
Strange Weight Loss or Gain
Losing weight is normally a good thing. But not if you’re not doing anything to lose it. You need to tell your doctor. Loss of appetite can be a side effect of cancer. As your body tries to fight cancer. cytokines are produced. Cytokines decrease appetite. On the other hand, some cancers can actually cause weight gain. As a cancer tumor grows, fluids can be retained which can lead to weight gain. So be alert for any sudden weight gain or loss that you can’t explain.