Unexplained Weight Loss
This is one of the first marked signs of cancer, particularly in solid tumors such as lung and breast cancer.
Weight loss occurs when cancer reaches the liver and impairs its ability to eliminate toxins and regulate appetite.
However, it can also be a warning sign of digestive cancers, such as colon cancer.
In 40% of cancer patients, this warning sign is noted at diagnosis
Up to 80% of patients with advanced cancer experience cachexia in addition to losing weight in an unexplained way
Weight loss due to certain diet plans like intermittent fasting or exercise is natural. In other cases, weight loss of up to 10% or 10 pounds per month for 6 successive months may lead to concern.