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Signs of Cancer

Symptoms of Cancer

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Cancer may include:

Note that Cancer symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Cancer signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Cancer:

Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Cancer often causes symptoms that you can watch for. The word "caution" can remind you of the most common warning signs of cancer:

Change in bowel or bladder habits
A sore that does not heal
Unusual bleeding or discharge
Thickening or lump in the breast or any other part of the body
Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
Obvious change in a wart or mole, or
Nagging cough or hoarseness

These symptoms are not always warning signs of cancer. They can also be caused by less serious conditions. It is important to see a doctor if you have any of these symptoms. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis. Donít wait to feel pain: Early cancer usually does not cause pain. (Source: excerpt from Cancer: NWHIC)

Cancer Facts for People Over 50 -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

You should see your doctor for regular checkups; don't wait for problems to occur. But you also should know that the following symptoms may be signs of cancer:

  • changes in bowel or bladder habits
  • a sore that does not heal
  • unusual bleeding or discharge
  • thickening or lump in the breast or any other part of the body
  • indigestion or difficulty swallowing
  • obvious change in a wart or mole
  • nagging cough or hoarseness
  • unexplained changes in weight (Source: excerpt from Cancer Facts for People Over 50 -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

    Cancer Facts for People Over 50 -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

    Most cancers in their earliest, most treatable stages don't cause any symptoms or pain. That is why it's important to have regular tests to check for cancer long before you might notice anything wrong. (Source: excerpt from Cancer Facts for People Over 50 -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

    What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI (Excerpt)

    Cancer can cause a variety of symptoms. These are some of them:

    • Thickening or lump in the breast or any other part of the body

    • Obvious change in a wart or mole

    • A sore that does not heal

    • Nagging cough or hoarseness

    • Changes in bowel or bladder habits

    • Indigestion or difficulty swallowing

    • Unexplained changes in weight

    • Unusual bleeding or discharge

    When these or other symptoms occur, they are not always caused by cancer. They may also be caused by infections, benign tumors, or other problems. It is important to see the doctor about any of these symptoms or about other physical changes. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis. One should not wait to feel pain: Early cancer usually does not cause pain. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

    More Symptoms of Cancer:

    More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Cancer article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

    What are the signs of Cancer?

    The phrase "signs of Cancer" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Cancer that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Cancer" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Cancer.

    The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Cancer. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Cancer signs or Cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Cancer symptoms.

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