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HIV and AIDS-Related Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a list of common tests, procedures, and scans that doctors use to find the cause of a medical problem. To see other pages, use the menu.

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

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about body changes and other things that can signal a problem that may need medical care. To see other pages, use the menu.

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

Eyelid Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • A change in appearance of the eyelid skin

  • Swelling of the eyelid

  • Thickening of the eyelid

Eye Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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People with intraocular melanoma often have no symptoms. Many times, an ophthalmologist finds the melanoma during a regular eye examination. The most common symptom is painless loss of vision.

Ewing Sarcoma - Childhood and Adolescence - Symptoms and Signs

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

Esophageal Cancer - Symptoms and Signs

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

Ependymoma - Childhood - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Headaches

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Changes in vision, such as blurriness

  • Difficulty with walking or balance

Leukemia - Eosinophilic - Symptoms and Signs

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

  • Fever

  • Unexplained fatigue or shortness of breath

  • Cough

  • Swollen lymph nodes

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