Common Cancer Symptoms

If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself, or a loved one,
contact our office immediately.


Local Colon Cancer Symptoms

Local colon cancer symptoms affect your bathroom habits and the colon itself. Some of the more common local symptoms of colon cancer include:

  • Changes in your bowel habits, such as bowel movements that are either more or less frequent than normal.gastro
  • Constipation (difficulty having a bowel movement or straining to have a bowel movement).
  • Diarrhea (loose or watery stools)
  • Intermittent (alternating) constipation and diarrhea
  • Bright red or dark red blood in your stools or black, dark colored, "tarry" stools.
  • Stools that are thinner than normal ("pencil stools") or feeling as if you cannot empty your bowels completely
  • Abdominal (midsection) discomfort, bloating, frequent gas pains, or cramps

Systemic Colon Cancer Symptoms

Systemic colon cancer symptoms are those that affect your whole body, such as weight loss, and include:

  • Unintentional weight loss ( losing weight when not dieting or trying to lose weight )surgeon
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained fatigue
    (extreme tiredness)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Anemia (low red blood cell count or low iron in your red blood cells)
  • Jaundice (yellow color to the skin and whites of the eye

Breast Cancer Symptoms

  • breastA breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue
  • Bloody discharge from the nipple
  • Change in the size or shape of a breast
  • Changes to the skin over the breast,
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  • Peeling or flaking of the nipple skin
  • Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange

Skin Cancer Symptoms

The three most common skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common and is mellanomathe least dangerous.

Early detection is the key to the best treatment results.

The most common presentation is a persistent, non-healing sore; however, it can look like an irritated reddish patch or a scar.

The second most common skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, usually appears as a rapidly growing rough red bump that may bleed or ulcerate. It is more prone to spreading to other body areas than basal cell carcinoma. Malignant melanoma is the most dangerous form of common skin cancer. It appears as a dark growth on the skin that may bleed.


When to make an appointment

If any of these symptoms occur, call to make an appointment.

  • If you find a lump or other change in your body— even if a recent mammogram or scan was normal — make an appointment immediately.
  • If you experience any of these symptoms for two or more weeks, call us right away to discuss your concerns and arrange for tests to find the cause of the problem.