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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

Leukemia - Acute Lymphocytic - ALL - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Fatigue

  • Weakness

  • Easy bruising

  • Bleeding that does not stop easily

  • Pale skin

Bone Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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

When a bone tumor grows, it presses on healthy bone tissue and can destroy it, which causes the following symptoms:

Liver Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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People with HCC may experience no symptoms, particularly when the tumor is detected early as part of a screening program. When symptoms or signs do occur, they include:

  • Pain, especially at the top right of the abdominal area, near the right shoulder blade, or in the back

  • Unexplained weight loss

Gallbladder Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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People with gallbladder cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with gallbladder cancer do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer, such as a stomach virus.

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor - GIST - Symptoms and Signs

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People with GIST often do not experience any specific symptoms or signs. When symptoms do occur, they may be vague. Or, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not a tumor.

  • Pain or discomfort in the abdomen

  • A mass in the abdomen that you can feel with your hand

  • Bowel obstruction

  • Nausea and vomiting

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

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