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Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Find out if you have skin, eye or kidney cancer in 5 seconds by looking at your nails.


Cancer is a dangerous and fatal disease. The problem is that the symptoms of cancer are not detected in the beginning. There are many types of cancer and the symptoms are also different. However, the body definitely gives some signals, through which you can identify cancer. Your nails can also indicate that cancer has started or is about to start in your body.

US National Institutes of Health (USnih) Scientists have found in a study that sometimes white or red stripes may appear on the nails, which is a sign that you may be at risk of skin, eye and kidney cancer.

What does a white or red stripe on the nail mean?

In the study, scientists found that a special kind of change occurs on the nails, which is called ‘Onychopapilloma’. This is not cancer. Apart from the colored stripes on the nail, symptoms like change in color, thickening of the nail below and thickening at the tip of the nail are also seen.

If these 5 symptoms start appearing in the body then it could be cancer

How can cancer be detected by nails?

How can cancer be detected by nails?

Scientists said that such symptoms can indicate the presence of a rare genetic disease “BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome” in the body. This disease increases the risk of cancer in skin, eyes and kidneys.

What is the cause of cancer?

What is the cause of cancer?

The study also found that changes in a gene called ‘BAP1’ could be the main cause of this disease. Although this gene works to prevent tumors in the body, but due to changes in it, this work is not done properly. This information has been revealed in a study published in JAMA Dermatology Journal.

Shocking revelation in research

Shocking revelation in research

It is noteworthy that generally this problem occurs only in one nail. But researchers found that about 88% of 47 people from 35 families with BAP1 syndrome had ‘onychopapilloma’ tumors on multiple nails.

Get tested as soon as symptoms appear

Get tested as soon as symptoms appear

Researchers say that such changes in nails are rarely seen in common people. Therefore, if a person shows onychopapilloma-like changes on several nails, he/she should get tested for BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome. People who have had or have had a family history of melanoma (skin cancer), or who may be at risk for other types of cancer linked to the BAP1 gene, may benefit from a nail checkup. .

Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always consult your doctor for more information.

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