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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.

Neuroendocrine Tumor - Symptoms and Signs

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

Symptoms of pheochromocytoma

  • High blood pressure

  • Anxiety attacks

  • Fever

  • Headaches

Neuroblastoma - Childhood - Symptoms and Signs

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Many symptoms of neuroblastoma are caused by pressure from the tumor or bone pain if the cancer has spread to the bones. Pain may cause the child to limp, refuse to walk, or become unable to walk. Other symptoms may include:

  • A lump or mass in the abdomen, chest, neck, or pelvis, often found by a parent when bathing the child

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

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

Myelodysplastic Syndromes - MDS - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Fatigue

  • Weakness

  • Easy bruising or bleeding

  • Fever

  • Bone pain

  • Shortness of breath

Multiple Myeloma - Symptoms and Signs

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People with multiple myeloma may experience a number of different symptoms and signs. Sometimes, people with multiple myeloma do not have any of these changes. For people with myeloma who have no symptoms, their cancer may be discovered by a blood or urine test that is performed for a different reason, such as for an annual physical. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer.

Salivary Gland Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • A lump on the face, neck, or mouth that is usually painless

  • Numbness in the face

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

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