HealthWaking up tired or with a sore throat? These could be early warnings of cancer

Waking up tired or with a sore throat? These could be early warnings of cancer

You can notice these cancer symptoms in the morning.
You can notice these cancer symptoms in the morning.
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6:59 PM EST, January 11, 2024

Morning Fatigue

Morning fatigue can result from inadequate sleep or poor quality of sleep. Unfortunately, in some cases, the feeling of fatigue that occurs right after waking up is a symptom of cancer. If exhaustion and low energy persist throughout the day, you should not ignore these signs. Morning fatigue, when accompanied by night sweats, is particularly concerning.

Persistent Morning Sore Throat

If you wake up with a persistent sore throat for an extended period (more than two weeks), you should immediately discuss this symptom with a specialist. Particularly problematic are painful conditions that do not alleviate over time or become increasingly bothersome. In this case, it could indicate the development of throat, larynx, or thyroid cancer.

Morning Cough

A persistent morning cough, which does not subside after two weeks, can also indicate the progress of cancer cells in our bodies. Such health problems are often reported by chain smokers, who are at high risk for lung cancer. It's worth noting that this potentially lethal cancer also affects people who avoid tobacco products.

Night Sweats

The previously mentioned symptom, night sweats, is expected to many ailments. A person who often wakes up sweaty might suffer from anxiety disorders, low blood sugar levels, menopause, or a severe infection. Remember, excessive nighttime sweating can also be a symptom of some types of cancer, such as lymphoma, lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

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