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Signs and Symptoms


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Signs and Symptoms

Cancer is a disease that can affect anyone, and early detection is crucial for successful treatment. Knowing the signs and symptoms of cancer can help you recognize when you need to seek medical attention. In this article, we’ll discuss some common cancer signs and symptoms.

Unexplained Weight Loss

Losing weight without trying can be a symptom of several types of cancer. If you've lost more than 10 pounds without making changes to your diet or exercise routine, it's important to speak with your doctor.


Cancer-related fatigue is different from everyday tiredness. If you feel excessively tired even after getting enough rest, it could be a sign of cancer.


Persistent pain in any part of your body that doesn't go away with time can be a warning sign of cancer.

Skin Changes

Changes in the color or texture of your skin, such as the appearance of moles or sores that don't heal, can indicate skin cancer.

Changes in Bowel or Bladder Habits

If you notice any changes in your bowel or bladder habits, such as blood in your urine or stools, or difficulty urinating, it could be a sign of cancer.

Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing or persistent indigestion can be symptoms of esophageal, stomach, or throat cancer.

Persistent Cough

A persistent cough that doesn't go away can be a sign of lung cancer. If you're a smoker or have a history of smoking, you're at a higher risk of developing lung cancer.

Unexplained Bleeding

Unexplained bleeding from any part of your body, including the rectum, vagina, or gums, can be a symptom of cancer.

It’s important to remember that these symptoms don’t always indicate cancer, but if you experience any of them, it’s crucial to speak with your doctor to determine the cause. Regular check-ups and cancer screenings can help detect cancer in its early stages, when it’s most treatable.