Changes in the shape and colour of nails can be a sign of lung cancer and other cancers. Western specialists made this conclusion after they studied the case of Englishwoman Jenny Williams Taylor. She published a post with a photo of the altered shape of her nail, after which the doctors diagnosed her lung cancer at an early stage.
As experts noted, unnatural deformation of the nail, a change in the direction of growth (for example, curvature inward), as well as thickening of the fingertips themselves can be a sign of lung cancer. It was such symptoms that were observed in Britons. Also, scientists advise to pay attention to the discolouration of nail plates: too pale nails can be signs of liver disease. And dark formations under the nails can be harbingers of skin cancer.
Since cancer in Jenny Williams Taylor was discovered at an early stage, she has the opportunity to cope with the disease.
“I published a photo on my wall, asking if anyone saw such nails. After a gruelling 2 weeks at the clinics, I got results. Cancer in both lungs !!!! – wrote the Englishwoman. “I hope that this post can help someone else detect the disease in the early stages.”
In this case, experts recommend that those who have found changes in the nails do not panic, since the symptom is not yet a disease.