Signs and Symptoms of Cancer
- Thickening or lump in the breast or any other part of the body, including persistent swelling in the lymph nodes
- Conspicuous change in a wart or mole
- Sore that does not heal
- Nagging cough or hoarseness
- Persistent changes in bowel or bladder habits
- Persistent indigestion or difficulty swallowing
- Unexplained changes in weight (up or down), or change in girth
- Unusual bleeding or discharge
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 03/15/2015 -
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