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Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin - Childhood - Symptoms and Signs

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Children with NHL may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, children with NHL do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer. The symptoms of NHL may vary depending on where the cancer starts and the organ(s) involved.

General symptoms may include:

Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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People with nasal cavity or paranasal sinus cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. However, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer.

  • Nasal obstruction or persistent nasal congestion and stuffiness, which is often called sinus congestion 

  • Chronic sinus infections that do not go away with antibiotic treatment

Parathyroid Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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A person with a parathyroid tumor may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, a person with a parathyroid tumor does not have any of these changes. The doctor may discover a problem if a blood test shows an increased level of calcium in the blood, a condition called hypercalcemia. Or, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not a tumor.

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:

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