Can Your Nose Detect Cancer?

Can Your Nose Detect Cancer?

[WEIRD SCIENCE] How Your NOSE Can Detect Cancer

( – Some health changes are easy to overlook, and there are a few we might even flat-out ignore. Certain bathroom odors might fall on that quiet list, especially if they don’t cause persistent problems. Noticing an unusually foul odor? The cause could be one of several manageable health issues — or it could be cancer.

Follow Your Nose

It’s normal to notice an occasional variation in waste odor. According to Medline, even minor adjustments to diet can make an unpleasant difference. Infections and digestive issues affecting absorption can cause similar odor changes. Pancreatic cancer can also be smelly, resulting from poor fat digestion, which can also cause waste to be visibly oily or fatty.

This sinister illness can be incredibly deceptive, often progressing subtly and quietly. It can cause symptoms intermittently, giving sufferers a false sense of security, so they often don’t suspect a problem until cancer has progressed. For some people, occasional stomach upset and stool changes are the only symptoms present throughout much of the disease.

Other Warning Signs

Pancreatic cancer can cause other symptoms, but they usually don’t emerge until later. These symptoms can include:

  • Back or upper gastrointestinal pain
  • Indigestion, belching or bloating
  • Constipation, diarrhea or passing blood
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Fever or sweats
  • Changes in taste perception
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Jaundice
  • Onset of diabetes

These symptoms can indicate other health issues, so a trip to the doctor may help clarify the cause. Because early intervention is vital to a more favorable prognosis, the earlier a person notices these symptoms, the better their chances are of surviving.

Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to detect. That’s why it’s so important to pay close attention to even subtle differences in the body. What might just seem strange or insignificant, such as changes to waste odor, could be your body desperately trying to get your attention.

~Here’s to Your Healthy Ascension

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