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What are the main symptoms of cancer==weight loss, anemia?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Early cancer may be asymptomtic.
Depending on the site of cancer, there may be pain, change in bowel habits, cough and expectoration, palpable mass, blood in urine, vaginal discharge etc. Weight loss and anemia ususally come later.

In brief: Depends

Early cancer may be asymptomtic.
Depending on the site of cancer, there may be pain, change in bowel habits, cough and expectoration, palpable mass, blood in urine, vaginal discharge etc. Weight loss and anemia ususally come later.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on Cancer

The symptoms (sx) of cancer depend on the cancer type, stage, extent of disease, individual person, & treatment (etc).
Some cancers are asx & may be observed (eg, cll). While others may be highly sx (shortness of breath in lung cancer or GI bleeding in colon cancer) & require multi-modality (surgery, chemo, radiation, etc) treatment. Some "cancer" sx are present in other diseases as well.

In brief: Depends on Cancer

The symptoms (sx) of cancer depend on the cancer type, stage, extent of disease, individual person, & treatment (etc).
Some cancers are asx & may be observed (eg, cll). While others may be highly sx (shortness of breath in lung cancer or GI bleeding in colon cancer) & require multi-modality (surgery, chemo, radiation, etc) treatment. Some "cancer" sx are present in other diseases as well.
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