Specific cancer symptoms

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The following are specific symptoms typically associated with certain cancer types:

Digestive/Gastrointestinal

Some common gastrointestinal cancer symptoms include: cramps, bloating, gas pain, changes in bowel/bladder habits, constipation, diarrhea, bloody stools, rectal bleeding, anemia, and/or jaundice. Learn more about symptoms of colorectal cancer.

Gynecologic

Some common gynecologic cancer symptoms include: abnormal vaginal bleeding (after menopause, between periods, following sexual intercourse), pain during intercourse, pelvic/back pain, pain on urination, and/or watery, white or pinkish vaginal discharge. Learn more about symptoms of ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, or cervical cancer.

Head and neck

Some common symptoms of head and neck cancers include: persistent pain, difficulty swallowing, voice changes, mouth sores, dry mouth, changes in appearance, and/or taste changes. Learn more about symptoms of head and neck cancer.

Hematologic

Some common hematologic cancer symptoms include: flu-like symptoms, fever, chills, joint/bone pain, anemia, night sweats, lymph node swelling, itching, persistent cough, shortness of breath, abdominal discomfort, headaches, easy bruising or bleeding, and/or frequent infections. Learn more about symptoms of leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, or multiple myeloma.

Skin

Some common skin cancer symptoms include: a change in a mole’s size, shape, and color in the form of asymmetry, border/color irregularities or diameter (larger than 1/4 inch), itchiness, pain, and/or oozing around the affected area. Learn more about symptoms of skin cancer.

Lung

Some common symptoms of lung cancer include: a cough that doesn’t go away, pain in the chest area, shortness of breath, hoarseness, wheezing, coughing up blood, blood in phlegm or mucus, neck or facial swelling, and/or headaches. Learn more about symptoms of lung cancer.