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Nasopharyngeal Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • A lump in the neck, which is the most common symptom

  • Nasal obstruction or stuffiness

  • Trouble hearing or hearing loss

Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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People with oral or oropharyngeal cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with oral or oropharyngeal cancer do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer. Often, a dentist is the first person to find oral or oropharyngeal cancer during a routine examination.

Brain Tumor - Symptoms and Signs

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

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 another 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 respond to antibiotic treatment

Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia - Symptoms and Signs

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People with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not related to the cancer.

  • Fatigue

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Enlarged lymph nodes or spleen

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease - Symptoms and Signs

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

GTD may not cause any symptoms in its early stage because it may resemble a normal pregnancy. However, the following symptoms could signal a potential problem:

Carcinoid Tumor - Symptoms and Signs

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A carcinoid tumor often causes no symptoms in its early stages and is usually found unexpectedly by a surgeon during an unrelated surgery or on x-rays for another condition. Below you will find possible signs and symptoms of GI carcinoid tumors, lung carcinoid tumors, carcinoid syndrome, and carcinoid crisis. However, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not a carcinoid tumor.

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).

Sarcomas of Specific Organs - Symptoms and Signs

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People with sarcoma may experience the following symptoms or signs. Often, the only sign that there is a problem is that body part containing the tumor will get bigger or there will be pain. Sometimes, people with these types of tumors do not have any symptoms. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer.

Symptoms of STS may include:

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