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Cancer: Symptoms and Diagnosis

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Signs of cancer are changes in your body that may be noticed by someone else, such as a fever, a lump in your breast, or abnormal sounds in your lungs that your doctor can hear through a stethoscope.

Both signs and symptoms are warnings that something is not right. Because cancer can happen anywhere in your body, there is no definitive list of all possible signs or symptoms. Ovarian cancer will produce different symptoms from brain cancer. In addition, signs and symptoms that could show that you have cancer might also mean that you have another illness. Only your healthcare provider can determine whether a symptom is caused by cancer or by something else.

These are some common cancer symptoms and signs you should watch out for:

• Weight changes – People with cancer may lose weight without trying to diet. This kind of weight loss is called unexplained weight loss.


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