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Adrenal Gland Tumor - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • High blood pressure

  • Low potassium level

  • Heart palpitations

  • Nervousness

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

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

Anal Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Bleeding from the anal area

  • Pain or pressure in the anal area

  • Itching or discharge from the anus

Leukemia - B-cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia and Hairy Cell Leukemia - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Enlarged lymph nodes in PLL. In HCL, hairy cells build up more often in the spleen and bone marrow and may not cause noticeable lymph node swelling.

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.

Leukemia - Acute Myeloid - AML - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Fatigue

  • Weakness

  • Pale skin

  • Easy bruising or bleeding that does not stop easily

  • Weight loss

  • Fever

Breast Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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Women with breast cancer may experience breast changes or symptoms, but many women do not show any of these signs or symptoms when diagnosed. Many times, breast signs or symptoms can be caused by a medical condition that is not cancer.

The signs and symptoms that should be discussed with a doctor include:

Leukemia - Acute Lymphocytic - ALL - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Fatigue

  • Weakness

  • Easy bruising

  • Bleeding that does not stop easily

  • Pale skin

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