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Melanoma - Symptoms and Signs

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ABCDE rule

Changes in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole is often the first warning sign of melanoma. These changes can occur in an existing mole, or melanoma may appear as a new or abnormal-looking mole. The "ABCDE" rule is helpful in remembering the warning signs of melanoma:

Medulloblastoma - Childhood - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Headaches

  • Morning vomiting that worsens over time

  • Clumsiness

Mastocytosis - Symptoms and Signs

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

General symptoms of mastocytosis

  • Hives

  • Red, itchy rash

  • Diarrhea

  • Abdominal pain

  • Fainting

Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin - Symptoms and Signs

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People with NHL may experience a variety of symptoms. However, many people, especially those with follicular lymphoma, small lymphocytic lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and indolent subtypes, will have no symptoms. Conditions other than lymphoma can also cause many of these symptoms.

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 another 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:

Lymphoma - Hodgkin - Symptoms and Signs

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People with Hodgkin lymphoma may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with Hodgkin lymphoma do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer. Common symptoms caused by Hodgkin lymphoma include:

  • Painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin area that does not go away within a few weeks

Lymphoma - Hodgkin - Childhood - Symptoms and Signs

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Children with Hodgkin lymphoma may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, children with Hodgkin lymphoma do not show any of these symptoms. Or, these symptoms may be caused by a medical condition that is not cancer.

  • Painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin that does not go away in a few weeks

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

Leukemia - Chronic T-Cell Lymphocytic - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Recurrent infections from low numbers of infection-fighting white blood cells called neutrophils

  • Bleeding or bruising easily

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