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Breast Cancer - Metastatic - Symptoms and Signs

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The symptoms and signs that people with metastatic breast cancer may experience depend on where and how much the cancer has spread. Sometimes people with metastatic breast cancer do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer.

The following signs or symptoms should be discussed with a doctor.

Lung Cancer - Small Cell - Symptoms and Signs

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People with small cell lung cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes people with small cell lung cancer do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer.

  • Fatigue

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

Retinoblastoma - Childhood - Symptoms and Signs

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Children with retinoblastoma often experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, children with retinoblastoma do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer. Sometimes, a doctor finds retinoblastoma during a well-baby examination. Most often, however, parents notice symptoms or signs such as:

Breast Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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The majority of women with breast cancer do not have any signs or symptoms when diagnosed. However, it is possible for women with the disease to experience breast changes or symptoms. Many times, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer.

The signs and symptoms that should be discussed with a doctor include:

Sarcoma - Kaposi - Symptoms and Signs

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People with Kaposi sarcoma may experience the following symptoms or signs, in particular if they also have HIV/AIDS. Sometimes, people with Kaposi sarcoma do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer.

  • Slightly elevated purple, pink, brown, or red blotches or bumps anywhere on the skin or in the mouth and/or throat

Childhood Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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Cancer can be hard to detect in children. Children with cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, children with cancer do not show any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer.

Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma) - Symptoms and Signs

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People with a basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma may experience the following symptoms. Sometimes, people with non-melanoma skin cancer do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer.

Vulvar Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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Women with vulvar cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, women with vulvar cancer do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer.

  • A lump or growth in or on the vulvar area

  • A patch of skin that is differently textured or colored than the rest of the vulvar area

Vaginal Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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Precancerous conditions, such as VAIN (see Introduction), and early-stage vaginal cancer do not often cause symptoms in the early stages. Cancer in later stages can cause symptoms. Many cases of VAIN and early vaginal cancer can be found through regular gynecologic examinations or Pap tests (see Diagnosis).

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