Cancer

Non specific symptoms of cancer

Persistent Fatigue
Persistent Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most commonly experienced cancer symptoms, more common when the cancer is advanced. Anemia is main reason associated with many types of cancer. Fatigue is a symptom of both malignant and non-malignant conditions.

Unintentional Weight Loss
Unintentional Weight Loss

Weight loss can be a red flag for many illnesses, including cancer. This type of weight loss can occur with or without loss of appetite. Weight loss is also a symptom of many other illnesses, too.

Pain
Pain

Lower back pain can be symptom for ovarian cancer and colon cancer, Shoulder pain for lung cancer. Headaches can be associated with brain tumors. Stomach pains can be related to stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer.

Fever
Fever

A fever is a very non-specific symptom of many mild to severe conditions, including cancer. A fever that is persistent or frequent signals stress on the immune system. Fevers are commonly associated with types of cancer that affects the blood, like leukemia.

Bowel Changes
Bowel Changes

If you experience constipation, diarrhea, blood in the stools, gas, thinner stools, or just a general overall change in bowel habits, see your doctor. These symptoms are most commonly associated with colon cancer, but are also related to other cancer types.

Chronic Cough
Chronic Cough

A persistent, new cough needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Blood and/or mucus may accompany the cough and can be caused many conditions. In relation to cancer, a chronic

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