Signs and Symptoms of Cancer you should know

Symptoms vary widely or they may not occur at all. Some patients have abnormal bumps, unexplained fevers, night sweats or unintentional weight loss.

The most common symptoms for each type of cancer are mentioned below:

01) Oral cancer

  • Persistent mouth sore
  • Mouth or tongue ulcers that won’t heal
  • Red or white patches on the inside of cheeks, tongue, gums, palate or floor of the mouth
  • Difficulty in opening mouth
  • Change in voice
  • A lump or thickening of cheeks
  • Difficulty in swallowing

02) Breast cancer

  • A lump in the breast
  • Bloody discharge from the nipple
  • Changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast

03) Prostate cancer

In prostate cancer, there are chances that there are no symptoms at all. However, one major symptom is:

  • Difficulty with urination

04) Basal cell cancer

This cancer typically appears as a white, waxy lump or a brown, scaly patch on sun-exposed areas, such as the face and neck.


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