Don’t ignore these warning signs & symptoms!
Abnormal changes in your finger and toe nails can be indicators that something is not quite right in your body. These changes might be symptoms of cancer, but if you detect them early enough, you increase your chance of survival drastically. Discover what to look for below, and remember: knowing and spotting cancer signs and symptoms early can save your life.
What To Look For:
- Bleeding nails (24)
- Infected, swelling, or redness around nail (24)
- Nails that are pitted (24)
- Ridges and/or bumps under a nail (25)
- Enlargement at the end of a finger, with nail curved down (24)
- Any unexplained changes to nails, such as weakness, brittleness, thickening, or a change in shape (26)
- A black-brown vertical stripe or white dots on top of the nail (26)
- Yellow, white, or discolored nails (24)
- Pigmentation changes by the cuticles (25)
- Rounding of the nail beds and fingertips and increased thickness of skin at the fingertips (Finger clubbing) (24)
- Washboard like series of depressions on thumbnail (27)
Notice Something? Here’s What To Do Next:
- Should you spot any signs, consider them a “red flag”. It does not mean you have cancer. If signs do not disappear within one week, contact your medical team for a professional evaluation.