Cancer is a life-threatening disease and successful treatment largely depends on early detection. Although different types of cancer produce different symptoms in the body and require different treatment, the common denominator of most cancer types is that the first symptoms appear on the patient’s hands.
In a recent cancer research, British scientists found that the warning signs of possible cancer onset first appear on the hands. According to the scientists, these symptoms are often in the form of skin swelling or thickening. The skin also cracks and becomes harsh and painful.
Unfortunately, people often disregard these symptoms as common skin irritation, which is detrimental when it comes to successful cancer treatment. The thing is diagnosing cancer in its earliest stages and acting promptly is vital for successful treatment and survival.
In case you notice such symptoms on your hands, make sure you consult a doctor to exclude any cancer possibility.