The Most Common Cancers and How to Spot Them

The Most Common Cancers and How to Spot Them | Dr. Ashish Pokharkar - Best Cancer Specialist in Pune

Cancer is a deadly disease that can be of different types. However, knowing the most common cancers and how to spot them will help in preventing them. Hence we have listed the most common types of cancer.

The Most Common Cancers and How to Spot Them

  1. Skin Non-Melanoma Cancer

Skin Non-Melanoma Cancer consists of squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. This is one of the most common types of cancer. Its symptoms include scaly and raised red patches, pink growths with indents and raised edges, and sores that do not heal.

  • Lung Cancer

Common signs and symptoms of lung cancer are- Persistent cough that gets worse and does not go away, coughing blood, shortness of breath and wheezing, persistent chest pain, hoarseness, bone pain, constant lung infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, headaches, and blood clots.

  • Rectal and Colon Cancer

Rectal and Colon Cancer are also referred to as colorectal cancers. Symptoms include loss of weight without trying, exhaustion and weakness, changes in the bowel habits like diarrhea and constipation, pain in the gut and stomach, pressure in the abdomen and the rectum, blood in the stool, and bleeding in the rectum.

  • Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer comes with the following symptoms. These include trouble holding or starting urination, and other problems related to urine, burning sensation at the time of urination, trouble getting an erection, persistent peeing, ejaculation fluid, blood in urine, pain in the pelvic area, hips, thighs, and lower back.

Kidney Cancer includes the following signs. These consist of blood in the urine, pain in the lower back, a lump on the side of the lower back, low appetite, and feeling tired.

Pancreatic cancer leads to loss of weight, blood clots, depression, diabetes, feeling weak or exhausted, and pain in the upper abdomen that goes into the back.


If you need to know more about the different kinds of cancer, you can contact Dr. Ashish Pokharkar at Pune.