One more important thing to know before you move on with reading: sings that show a progression over time is the ones that should worry you! Serious pathology does not just disappear, it’s there and it’s worsening over time. If you find yourself in some of the symptoms, think about how long they last and if they increase in severity over time. If you are not sure, ask your doctor for advice!
9Losing weight fast
If you are working out and/or dieting, that’s ok, you should be proud of your weight loss! Seasonal body weight variations are not a reason for concern neither (some people simply can’t eat in the summer heat, so they lose weight during summer). On the other hand, losing 10 or more pounds within few months without obvious explanation is a reason for a medical checkup. Weight loss may be related to digestion problems or some other non-cancer pathology as well. It is an unspecific sign that your body’s energy expenditure is higher than the intake (breast cancer may be the reason for this!).