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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

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

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