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Lacrimal Gland Tumor - Symptoms and Signs

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People with a lacrimal gland tumor may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes people with a lacrimal gland tumor do not show any of these symptoms. Or, these symptoms may be caused by a medical condition that is not a tumor.

Kidney Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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Often, kidney cancer is found when a person has an x-ray or ultrasound (see the Diagnosis section) for another reason. In its earliest stages, kidney cancer causes no pain. Therefore, symptoms of the disease usually appear when the tumor grows large and begins to affect nearby organs.

Sarcoma - Kaposi - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Lesions in the mouth and/or throat

  • Slightly elevated purple, pink, brown, or red blotches or bumps anywhere on the skin

Islet Cell Tumor - Symptoms and Signs

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

Symptoms of a gastrinoma

  • Ulcers, caused by too much stomach acid

  • Diarrhea

HIV and AIDS-Related Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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Doctors use many tests to find, or diagnose, cancer. They also do tests to learn if cancer has spread to another part of the body from where it started. If this happens, it is called metastasis. For example, imaging tests can show if the cancer has spread. Imaging tests show pictures of the inside of the body. Doctors may also do tests to learn which treatments could work best.

Head and Neck Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Swelling or sore that does not heal; this is the most common symptom

  • Red or white patch in the mouth

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:

Germ Cell Tumor - Childhood - Symptoms and Signs

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A child with an extracranial, extragonadal germ cell tumor may experience the following symptoms and signs. Sometimes, children with this type of tumor do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer.

  • Pain in the affected area

  • Constipation, which is infrequent or difficult passage of stool

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 these symptoms may be caused by a 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

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 show any of these symptoms. Or, these symptoms may be caused by a medical condition that is not cancer, such as a stomach virus.

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