Results for - Body And Health Changes You Should Never Ignore

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We all lead busy lives, and sometimes changes in our health and body are often overlooked and ignored. Which of these body and health changes do you experience, but have just ignored or overlooked?

1. We all lead busy lives, and sometimes changes in our health and body are often overlooked and ignored. Which of these body and health changes do you experience, but have just ignored or overlooked?

Fatigue -- not just feeling tired after a busy day or bad night, but feeling tired often and for no reason
38%
610 votes
Weight loss -- unexplained (so not on a diet to lose weight)
7%
106 votes
Breast changes -- not only in women -- always get them checked out
5%
77 votes
Bloating -- especially in women
18%
297 votes
Between period bleeding -- or bleeding especially after menopause
6%
93 votes
Skin changes -- know what is normal and what is not
11%
174 votes
Blood when you urinate or in your stools -- especially if persists for a few days
5%
80 votes
Changes in lymph nodes -- any swelling that can't be explained
3%
49 votes
Trouble swallowing -- especially if it happens often/with vomiting
5%
75 votes
Heartburn -- if it doesn't go away or gets worse
14%
226 votes
Mouth changes -- especially if you smoke
3%
54 votes
Fever that doesn't go away -- never just brush it off
2%
36 votes
Cough -- again most coughs clear up in a few weeks
12%
192 votes
Pain -- any pain that persists should be looked into
17%
267 votes
Belly pain combined with signs of depression
7%
112 votes
All of them
3%
47 votes
None of them
39%
624 votes

2. Now this gets personal. Just before Thanksgiving, my healthy, active 21-year old daughter developed a swollen neck and was treated for a potential allergy. Swelling went down, but returned Thanksgiving weekend. After a reluctant trip to the local emergency room (against her wishes, but not mine) and a few routine tests, she was rushed down to a downtown Toronto hospital. To make a long story short, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has already started chemotherapy at Princess Margaret Cancer Treatment. She had no other signs of anything wrong with her. Do you find this entire thing rather unbelievable?

I am shocked that a swollen neck can be a sign of cancer
24%
392 votes
I am not surprised--have heard many similar stories
32%
518 votes
Not quite sure how to think
42%
673 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
23 votes

3. I have chosen to share this, not because I want sympathy -- that is so not me. I have chosen to share this, so that you here on this site are aware that cancer can strike any time and anyone. Sometimes the signs are subtle, sometimes the signs are not even there. If you see anything out of the ordinary, even say a cough that won't go away or an unusual swelling, please go to your doctor or hospital. We are thankful that her neck swelled up like it did (happened because the 8 cm tumor was constricting on the artery that goes to her heart causing the swelling) and that it was taken seriously by the local hospital. And for all you parents out there, never just ignore your child's complaints. It could be something serious. Do you feel as busy people in general, we do often ignore little changes to our health and body?

Definitely
38%
603 votes
Sometimes
29%
466 votes
No, I look into everything
9%
138 votes
Not sure
18%
282 votes
Perhaps, but not any longer!
6%
101 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes
11/08/2015 Health & Fitness 1606 45 By: Harriet56

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